All Souls Cemetery, located in Kensal Green, London, England, was
incorporated in 1832 by The General Cemetery Company, and is the oldest
of the 'Magnificent Seven' cemeteries still in operation. It is the only
such cemetery established by an act of the British Parliament with a
mandate that its bodies may not be exhumed and cremated or the land sold
Once the cemetery has exhausted all its interment
space and can no longer function as a cemetery the mandate requires that
it remains a memorial park. The General Cemetery Company constructed
and runs the West London Crematorium within the grounds of Kensal Green
Cemetery. More cremations than earth interments take place these days.
To begin with it didn't prove to be a popular choice as a place of internment, however that all changed in 1843 when the Duke of Sussex, sixth son of
George III, decided to be laid to rest in a prime spot by the Anglican
Chapel. HRH Princess Sophia, followed suit in 1848, and thus sealed
Kensal Green's status as the "in place" to be interred.
Kensal Green Cemetery