Exterior view of entrance to Brompton Cemetery from the Old Brompton Road, London, through the North Lodge . Architect: Benjamin Baud (1807-1875). Consecrated 1840. Pleasantly mellow Bath stone. The cemetery is entered here through a sort of triumphal arch — or the great west entrance of a huge outdoor cathedral (see Brompton Cemetery). Speaking generally about the Victorian cemetery, Sarah Rutherford writes, "The gateway was a key feature heralding the entrance to Elysium, which also happened to be a prestigious place of commemoration" (21).

Interior view of the entrance through the North Lodge.

Photographs by Robert Freidus. Text by Jacqueline Banerjee. Formatting and perspective correction by George P. Landow. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.

Sources

Brompton Cemetery. Leaflet available in the cemetery office. Print.

Brompton Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide. London: Royal Parks, 2002. Print.

Rutherford, Sarah. The Victorian Cemetery. Botley, Oxford: Shire, 2008. Print.

"Windsor People" (gives details of Baud). Royal Windsor Website." Web. 22 May 2012.


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