Highgate Cemetery

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  1. ColinA

    ColinA Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to work out whether a relative is buried in the West or East section: I'd like to add them to FindaGrave but there are two different 'pages'. I have downloaded the Register from Deceased online but it doesn't say. I had a look at the cemetery website
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    and it does say when East/West parts were opened but I can find no correlation between date of burial and compass direction for a 1957 burial Plot 50249 square 161. I didn't really want to spend the £5 for the DoL map as I have been caught our before with those.
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    OK, looking at the main Highgate cemetery site there is this passage:-

    This means that if the person you are looking for is buried in the West Cemetery (squares 1-63)

    Also looking at the Burials section of the same site it has this passage:-

    Memorials and plantings are confined to the area of the grave site, except in the 'The Mound' (Square 122 of the East Cemetery) where planting is restricted to a maximum of 4 feet from the grave head.

    Therefore I would say the lower square numbers are in the West Cemetery and the higher in the East Cemetery. As square 161 is in the higher range I would put it in the East Cemetery.
     
  3. ColinA

    ColinA Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I gave up too soon if the info was all there.
     
  4. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    I was just having a look at the Highgate site....They charge admission?????
    Do you have to pay to visit Grandma?
    Hope they don't start charging here at Rookwood.
     
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    Sandiep Successfully Supports Searches!

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  6. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    A bit stiff, but if it means the area is kept clean & cared for, I guess that is more important considering the damage done in some areas. A phone call may help to see if a relly is interred there.
     
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    annabel Puts the Heart into Hertfordshire

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    One of my mums more distant relations is buried there. She has a pass so you don't have to pay, given to relatives. It looks like a coin. As it's over 100 years old, I've never dared to try to use it
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I wouldn't either, it's a keepsake, :) they may try to take it from you & give you a paper pass instead :eek:
     
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