Esoteric London

No. 809: Fulham Road, SW10

Posted in Funereal by esotericlondon on April 4, 2013

© Roger Dean _RED3935 copy

Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Road, London, SW10. Photo © Roger Dean, 2012

Lights and Shadows of London Life, Volume II – [ James Payn], 1867:

Chapter 9 – Last Homes of the Londoners

The most favourite sepulchral style among the aristocracy appears to be the “Egyptian,” and vast piles of Aberdeen granite are often erected after that pattern, with weird, and, to say truth, very pagan-looking figures guarding what appears to be the portal. The sphynx herself, however, would be puzzled to indicate whereabouts the entrance really is. Sometimes a mighty slab has to be removed in front of the seeming gate, and sometimes the back of the gigantic mass, being assailed by levers, revolves slowly upon a central pivot, and gives admission to the ancestral tomb.