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List of famous people buried in West Norwood Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in West Norwood Cemetery. If you're ever visiting West Norwood Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

Isabella Beeton and Hiram Maxim are included in this list.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in West Norwood Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in West Norwood Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at West Norwood Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is West Norwood Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in West Norwood Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
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Isabella Beeton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 29 (1836-1865)
Isabella Mary Beeton, universally known as Mrs Beeton, was the English author of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, and is one of the best-known and posthumously best-selling cookery ...more
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Charles Spurgeon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 58 (1834-1892)
Charles Haddon Spurgeon was a British Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of various denominations, among whom he is known as the "Prince of ...more
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Hiram Maxim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 76 (1840-1916)
Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim was an American inventor who moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 41. He remained an American citizen until he became a naturalized British subject in 1900. He was ...more
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George Hackenschmidt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 91 (1877-1968)
Georg Karl Julius Hackenschmidt was an early 20th-century strongman, professional wrestler, writer and philosopher. He was the first free-style heavyweight champion of the world. He launched his ...more
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William Cummings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
William Cummings Dec. at 84 (1831-1915)
William Hayman Cummings, born in Sidbury in Devon, was an English musician, tenor and organist at Waltham Abbey. He was educated at St Paul's Cathedral Choir School and the City of London ...more
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John Cyril Porte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 35 (1884-1919)
Colonel John Cyril Porte CMG, FRAeS, Royal Navy was a flying boat pioneer associated with the World War I Seaplane Experimental Station at Felixstowe.
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Robert Mallet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 71 (1810-1881)
Robert Mallet, FRS, MRIA, Irish geophysicist, civil engineer, and inventor who distinguished himself in research on earthquakes and is sometimes called the father of seismology.
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Richard Henry Brunton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 60 (1841-1901)
Richard Henry Brunton FRGS MICE was the so-called "Father of Japanese lighthouses". Brunton was born in Muchalls, Kincardineshire, Scotland. He was employed by the government of Meiji ...more
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Richard Webster, 1st Viscount ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 73 (1842-1915)
Richard Everard Webster, 1st Viscount Alverstone, GCMG, QC was a British barrister, politician and judge who served in many high political and judicial offices.
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C. W. Alcock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 65 (1842-1907)
Charles William Alcock was an influential English sportsman and administrator. He was a major instigator in the development of both international football and cricket, as well as being the ...more
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Thomas Noon Talfourd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 59 (1795-1854)
Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd SL was an English judge, politician and author.
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Joshua Field is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 77 (1786-1863)
Joshua Field was a British civil engineer and mechanical engineer. Field was born in Hackney in 1786, his father was John Field a corn and seed merchant who was later to become Master of the ...more
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Blanchard Jerrold is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 58 (1826-1884)
Grandfather of Douglas Jerrold
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Alexander Parkes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 77 (1813-1890)
Alexander Parkes was a metallurgist and inventor from Birmingham, England. He created Parkesine, the first man-made plastic.
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Alexander Muirhead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 72 (1848-1920)
Alexander Muirhead, FRS, born in East Saltoun, East Lothian, Scotland was an electrical engineer specialising in wireless telegraphy.
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James Henry Greathead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 52 (1844-1896)
James Henry Greathead was a civil engineer renowned for his work on the London Underground railway.
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William Burges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 54 (1827-1881)
William Burges was an English architect and designer. Among the greatest of the Victorian art-architects, he sought in his work to escape from both nineteenth-century industrialisation and the ...more
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James Esdaile is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 51 (1808-1859)
James Esdaile, M.D., is a notable figure in the history of mesmerism. Esdaile married three times.
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Joseph Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 75 (1820-1895)
Joseph Whitaker, English publisher, was born in London, and apprenticed to a bookseller at the age of fourteen. After years of experience at various bookselling firms, he undertook his own ...more
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Alfred Burges is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 90 (1796-1886)
Alfred Burges was a British civil engineer. He was apprenticed to the civil engineer James Walker, and in turn trained several other engineers such as Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Walker and Burges ...more
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William à Beckett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 63 (1806-1869)
Sir William à Beckett was a British barrister and the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
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John Britton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
John Britton Dec. at 86 (1771-1857)
John Britton FSA was an English antiquary, author and editor.
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Gideon Mantell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Gideon Mantell Dec. at 62 (1790-1852)
Gideon Algernon Mantell MRCS FRS was an English obstetrician, geologist and palaeontologist. His attempts to reconstruct the structure and life of Iguanodon began the scientific study of ...more
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Stewart Walter Loudoun-Shand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 37 (1879-1916)
Major Stewart Walter Loudoun-Shand VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British ...more
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Arthur Beresford Pite is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Dec. at 73 (1861-1934)
Arthur Beresford Pite was a British architect.