Brompton Cemetery

Charles Booth 1889 map – detail showing Brompton Cemetery
Brompton Cemetery Chapel
Tomb of Frederick Richards Leyland (the only Grade II* funerary monument in Brompton Cemetery)
The military section, Brompton Cemetery
Main avenue
Outer east section, Brompton Cemetery
Colonnade, Brompton Cemetery, London
Central roundel, Brompton Cemetery
Emmeline Pankhurst's grave
Angels, Brompton Cemetery
Monument of Valentine Cameron Prinsep
Grave of Nellie Farren
Robert Coombes monument
Burnside Monument
Alfred Mellon monument
Barbe Sangiorgi monument
Marchesa Casati grave
Brompton Cemetery with Kensington Canal by William Cowen
Nutkins gravestone
Old Brompton Road entrance
Brompton Cemetery by William Cowen (1791–1864) a Rotherham-born landscape painter
Among the gravestones
Monument to John Snow
The lion on the grave of "Gentleman" John Jackson
Monument to Robert Coombes (on the right, now sadly defaced)
Grave of Gus Mears, founder of nearby Chelsea F.C.
Brompton Cemetery bas-relief
Entry to the catacombs
Chelsea Pensioners' Memorial
mausoleum, Brompton Cemetery
Central section
Blue visitor among Gravestones
Brompton Cemetery SE Arcade
Fulham Road entrance (1873)
Brompton Cemetery near Stamford Bridge stadium
portal, Brompton Cemetery
Central avenue, Brompton Cemetery
Middlesex, detail of Fulham c.1860
Central avenue, from North Lodge Brompton Cemetery

London cemetery, managed by The Royal Parks, in West Brompton in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

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West Brompton

Area of south-west London, that straddles the boundary between the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Brompton Cemetery, 2018

The most famous landmark in the area is the Grade I listed Brompton Cemetery, laid out between 1837 and 1839, with magnificent catacombs and a domed chapel by architect, Benjamin Baud.

The Royal Parks

The Royal Parks of London are lands that were originally used for the recreation, mostly hunting, of the royal family.

Regent's Park c.1833
Hyde Park and part of Kensington Gardens c.1833
Green Park and St. James's Park c.1833
Visitors in Greenwich Park on a bank holiday. Part of the charity's role is to encourage outdoor recreation and public access to the parks.

The Royal Parks agency also manages other open spaces: the Brompton Cemetery, Grosvenor Square Gardens, Victoria Tower Gardens and the gardens of 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street.


Area of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham in West London, England, 3.6 mi southwest of Charing Cross.

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Ward Map, 2002-present. Fulham is the southern part of the borough.
Charles Booth 1889 map - detail showing Lillie Bridge, the two railway lines and Brompton Cemetery
Kensington Canal and Brompton Cemetery by William Cowen, with Stamford Bridge in the distance. c. 1860
Empress Hall with Lillie Bridge Depot, Fulham, before Earl's Court Exhibition was built on the right, 1928-source: Britain from Above.
Empress Place (1865), with the former Piccadilly Line HQ, last block on the left of street
Chimney stack on the old laundry and Kodak lab. site in Rylston Road, Fulham
Aerial view of Earl's Court, 2008 L-R Empress State Building, Earl's Court Two in H&F and Earl's Court One in RBKC
Michael Stewart, Baron Stewart of Fulham
Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC
Fulham Baths
Lillie Langtry pub (formerly, 'The Lillie Arms'), 1835
Bishop's Park
Fulham Pottery
Aragon House, Parsons Green, SW6
Thomas Robert Way
Putney Bridge Underground station entrance
From West Brompton station, looking over Lillie Bridge into Fulham, 2015
Putney Bridge with Fulham on the left
Fulham Railway Bridge at low tide
All Saints Church, Fulham, London - Diliff
Portrait of William Butts, physician to Henry VIII. He came from Fulham
Nell Gwyn by Simon Verelst. She lived in Fulham
Kneller's portrait of Joseph Addison of Sands End
Novelist, Samuel Richardson, who moved from North End to Parsons Green
French liberal economist who in his youth stayed in Fulham
Granville Sharp (Hoare memoire). He is buried in Fulham
De Morgan and his wife, Evelyn. They lived and worked in Sands End
Georgiana Burne-Jones and children by Edward Coley Burne-Jones. They lived in North End
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska self-portrait
Janet Street-Porter grew up in Fulham
Linford Christie in 2009. He attended Henry Compton School
Daniel Radcliffe in 2014. He comes from Fulham
Entrance to Fulham Broadway station
Covered tankard made by Fulham Pottery, c. 1685-1690
Cremorne Bridge, West London Extension Railway Bridge, towards Fulham
Mulberries at Fulham Palace
Tudor entrance to Fulham Palace kitchen garden
vestige of 1826 canal bridge from Lillie Bridge, Fulham
Corbett & McClymont's 1870 Carpentry workshop in Seagrave Road, Fulham
Former Fulham County Court House in North End Road
Parish Church of St John, Fulham
Fulham Town Hall entrance in Fulham Road
Fulham Cemetery in Fulham Palace Road
Pugin's St Thomas RC Church in Rylston Road, Fulham
London Overground at West Brompton in Fulham
Fulham House in Fulham High Street
St Paul's Studios, Talgarth Road
Imperial Wharf station western entrance 2
Fulham Fire Station
Market, North End Road, Fulham, London
Kops Brewery, Sands End
River Thames by Bishop's Park

In connection with gas property portfolios, in 1843 the newly formed Westminster Cemetery Company had trouble persuading the Equitable Gas people (a future Imperial take-over) to sell them a small portion of land to gain southern access, onto the Fulham Road, from their recently laid out Brompton Cemetery, over the parish border in Chelsea.

Brompton, London

Brompton, sometimes called Old Brompton, survives in name as a ward in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London.

Brompton on William Faden's 1790 map
Onslow Square, London SW7, with stucco terraces typical of today's "Brompton"
Pigot & Co. (1842) Brompton in the County of Middlesex
206 Brompton Road, the former station building
Royal Society of British Sculptors 108 Old Brompton Road
SE corner of map shows Brompton ward of Kensington Metropolitan Borough in 1916, SW as 'Redcliffe' was Old Brompton; a road, Old Brompton Road, bisected both linking to the north-west.
The first Brompton Hospital on the Fulham Road, c.1850
Brompton Cancer Hospital 1859, Kensington, London
Brompton Square, London
Michelin House, Brompton
Brompton Cemetery North Gate on Old Brompton Road
Jewish Cemetery, Fulham Road, Brompton

Brompton Cemetery

George Borrow

English writer of novels and of travel based on personal experiences in Europe.

1843 portrait by Henry Wyndham Phillips at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

He is buried with his wife in Brompton Cemetery, London.

West Brompton station

London Underground, London Overground and National Rail station on Old Brompton Road in West Brompton, located in west London, and is on the District line and West London Line (WLL).

Station, entrance on Old Brompton Road in 1963
West Brompton underground station platforms, with northbound train arriving (September 2006)
West Brompton underground station footbridges (September 2006)
West Brompton overground station – southbound Southern Class 377 Electrostar service at the platform (September 2006)
London Overground branded sign at West Brompton Station.
Vintage sign, from before the Johnston typeface was standardised
Green verges beside the track into West Brompton station, adjacent to Brompton Cemetery

It is immediately south of the demolished Earls Court Exhibition Centre and west of Brompton Cemetery in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Chelsea Pensioner

Resident at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a retirement home and nursing home for former members of the British Army located in Chelsea, London.

Chelsea pensioners in scarlet coats and tricorne hats at the Founder's Day parade in the Royal Hospital Chelsea
Sergeant William Hiseland, an English Civil War cavalier and one of the first pensioners to be admitted to the Royal Hospital in London
A ward within the Royal Hospital Chelsea
Marjorie Cole, middle, one of few female Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Hospital
In-Pensioner Dorothy Hughes in 2013
A Chelsea Pensioner in scarlet uniform.
Chelsea Pensioners' Monument in Brompton Cemetery

Burials were initially at Old Burial Ground, Royal Hospital Chelsea and then Brompton Cemetery, where the Chelsea Pensioners' Monument was erected in 1901.

Henry James Byron

Prolific English dramatist, as well as an editor, journalist, director, theatre manager, novelist and actor.

Byron in the 1870s
Poster for Byron's 1859–60 pantomime, Jack the Giant Killer
1868 production of Dearer Than Life showing seated l. to r. Toole, Lionel Brough and Irving
Our Boys, 1875

He is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.

Constant Lambert

British composer, conductor, and author.

Portrait by Christopher Wood (1926)
'The artist’s wife, Amy, and their son Constant' by George Washington Lambert
Lambert aged about eleven in the uniform of Christ's Hospital, painting by his father George Lambert
Funerary monument, Brompton Cemetery, London

Lambert died on 21 August 1951, two days short of his forty-sixth birthday, of pneumonia and undiagnosed diabetes complicated by acute alcoholism, and was buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.

Roderick Murchison

British geologist who served as director-general of the British Geological Survey from 1855 until his death in 1871.

Sir Roderick Murchison
Vanity Fair print of Sir Roderick Murchison
Roderick Impey Murchison posing with cane
Murchison photographed by Camille Silvy in 1860
Tarradale House
Funerary monument, Brompton Cemetery, London
Memorial stone and tablet in Perm, Russia

Murchison died in 1871, and is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London, near the north end of the arcade on the west side of the central path.