Opened in 1837 West Norwood cemetery contains some 65 Grade II listed
monuments, and is the final resting place of Mrs Beeton (of cookery book
fame), Sir Henry Doulton (pottery), and Sir Henry Tate (English sugar
merchant, art patron and public benefactor), also the artist David
Roberts and architect William Burges.
Norwood has unfortunately
suffered from both the bombs of World War II and more recently the local
council, who during the 1980's cleared around 40% of monuments and
tombs in a bid to create more burial space.
troubled past West Norwood is an impressive cemetery with some stunning
architecture, a credit indeed to the efforts of "The Friends of West
West Norwood Cemetery