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VICTORIA PARK CEMETERY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/190
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: VICTORIA PARK CEMETERY
Date(s): 1847-1879
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Victoria Park Cemetery Company Ltd

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Victoria Park Cemetery was a private enterprise started by a limited company in 1845 to take advantage of the market for burials created by the inability of church graveyards to accept any more dead. However, the cemetery went bankrupt in 1853, unable to attract wealthy customers. The business was bought out by one of the directors and continued. The cemetery was not consecrated and closed in 1876. In 1885 it was turned into a recreation ground.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Victoria Park Cemetery, later known as Meath Gardens, Bethnal Green, comprising lists of names and dates of death, 1847-1879, transcribed from tombstones in April 1893 and plan showing position of graves, numbered, with key to names of persons buried, 1891.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Two documents arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to the Archive in two accessions, in 1954 and 1965. AC/65/052; AC/54/026.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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