Photographs by Robert Freidus. 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.

Mortuary chapel (1855), Kingston on Thames Cemetery, designed by George Aickin and S. C. Capes. Bonner Hill Road, Kingston upon Thames, Greater London KT1 3EY. This firm of architects, which was based in Furnivall's Inn, also designed other funerary chapels, such as the one for St. Margaret's parish, King's Lynn (Laxton) and the Nottingham Institute for the Blind [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Left: Note the broken column, a traditional element in cemetery iconography. Right: The flower chapel.

Gothic elements. Note the gargoyle at right.


Graves, Algernon. The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of contributors. Volume 1. Google Books. Web. 13 September 2012.

Laxton, William. The Civil engineer and architect's journal. 18 (1855): 102. Google Books. Copy in the University of Virgina Library. Web. 13 September 2012.

Last modified 13 September 2012