Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/190
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: VICTORIA PARK CEMETERY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Victoria Park Cemetery Company Ltd
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.
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 AND 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.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
Donated to the Archive in two accessions, in 1954 and 1965. AC/65/052; AC/54/026.
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