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Highgate Cemetery

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 320 Find these casualties
  • Region London
  • Identified casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 51.56691, Longitude: -0.14683

Location information

The cemetery is between Highgate Hill and Highgate West Hill and is divided by Swains Road. The older part being on the Western side and the newer part on the Eastern side. The entrance gates to both sides are opposite one another and there are war burials in both portions.

Visiting information

Please note, Highgate Cemetery is run by The Friends of Highgate Cemetery. They make a charge to enter the cemetery. For details of this and opening hours, please visit their website - or phone them on 020 8340 1834.

History information

The cemetery was opened in 1839. There are 259 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war and a further 59 from the 1939-45 war here. Thoses whos graves could not be marked by headstone are named upon a Screen Wall memorial erected near the Cross of Sacrifice inside the entrance to the older (Western) part of the cemetery.