Nunhead Cemetery is one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries in London, England. It is perhaps the least famous and celebrated of them. The cemetery is located in the Nunhead area of southern London and was originally known as All Saints’ Cemetery. It was opened in 1840 by the London Cemetery Company.
In 2011 the Victorian Part of the Cemetery is in a sad state of repair, being best described as an elegant wilderness, locals like to call it a nature reserve.
The Holy a d. The Woman Between the Worlds, a 1994 science-fiction novel by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre set in Victorian England, depicts a funeral at Nunhead Cemetery in 1898 for the burial (in a closed coffin) of a female extraterrestrial. The novel intentionally avoids citing a precise location in Nunhead for this grave, in case some reader mistakenly believes that genuine alien remains can be retrieved from the site.
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