Highgate Cemetery a place of burial in north London, noted for some of the famous people buried there. The cemetery was opened in 1839, part of the wider construction of seven new cemeteries built around London to alleviate overcrowding in existing parish burial grounds. This had followed a 1832 Parliament bill encouraging the establishment of private cemeteries outside London. Other notable cemeteries opened around this time included Kensal Green (1832), West Norwood (1837) and Brompton (1840).


Charles Dickens and Highgate Cemetery.

The parents of Charles Dickens, John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow, are buried together at Highgate Cemetery.

In 1848 his elder sister, Fanny was buried here.

In 1850 his daughter, Dora Annie Dickens was buried here.  Dora was only one of the ten children of Charles Dickens to die in infancy.

On her death in 1879, Charles Dickens wife Catherine Hogarth was buried next to to Dora.