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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
Isabella Beeton Died 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
Charles Spurgeon Died 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
Hiram Maxim Died 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
George Hackenschmidt Died 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 Died 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
John Cyril Porte Died 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
Robert Mallet Died 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
Richard Henry Brunton Died 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
Richard Webster, 1st Viscount Alverstone Died 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
C. W. Alcock Died 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
Thomas Noon Talfourd Died 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
Joshua Field Died 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
Blanchard Jerrold Died 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
Alexander Parkes Died 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
Alexander Muirhead Died 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
James Henry Greathead Died 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
William Burges Died 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
James Esdaile Died 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
Joseph Whitaker Died 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
Alfred Burges Died 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
William à Beckett Died 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 Died 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 Died 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
Stewart Walter Loudoun-Shand Died 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
Arthur Beresford Pite Died at 73 (1861-1934) Arthur Beresford Pite was a British architect.

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John Peter Gassiot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
John Peter Gassiot Died at 80 (1797-1877) John Peter Gassiot FRS was an English businessman and amateur scientist. He was particularly associated with public demonstrations of electrical phenomena and the development of the Royal

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William Francis Patrick Napier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
William Francis Patrick Napier Died at 75 (1785-1860) General Sir William Francis Patrick Napier KCB, Irish soldier in the British Army and military historian, third son of Colonel George Napier and his wife, Lady Sarah Lennox was born at ...more

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William Thomas Reay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
William Thomas Reay Died at 71 (1858-1929) Colonel William Thomas Reay CBE VD was an Australian journalist, newspaper editor and politician. The son of an English sailmaker and his Irish wife, Reay was born in Sydney, but grew up in ...more

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Thomas King is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Thomas King Died at 53 (1835-1888) Tom King also known as "The Fighting Sailor" was an English boxer who fought both bare-knuckle and with gloves. Strong, fast, and durable he was a skilled pugilist. He retired from the ...more

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Charles Henry Driver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Charles Henry Driver Died at 68 (1832-1900) Charles Henry Driver was a significant British architect of the Victorian era, with a reputation for pioneering use of ornamental iron work for which he was seen as a leading authority. He was ...more

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William Tite is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
William Tite Died at 75 (1798-1873) Sir William Tite, CB was an English architect who served as President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He was particularly associated with various London buildings, with railway ...more

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Katti Lanner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Katti Lanner Died at 79 (1829-1908) Katti Lanner was a Viennese ballet dancer and choreographer. Lanner was born in Vienna, Austria. She was the daughter of Joseph Lanner, the director of ballet music at the Court in Vienna. She ...more

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Richard Reader Harris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Richard Reader Harris Died at 62 (1847-1909) Richard Reader Harris, K.C. was a prominent English barrister, King's Counsel and Master of the Bench of Gray's Inn, who was also a Methodist minister, founder of the Pentecostal League of ...more

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Robert Francis Fairlie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Robert Francis Fairlie Died at 54 (1831-1885) Robert Francis Fairlie was a Scottish-born railway engineer.

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John Belcher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
John Belcher Died at 72 (1841-1913) John Belcher was an English architect. Belcher was born in Southwark on 10 July 1841, London. His father of the same name was an established architect. They lived at 60 Trinity Church Square ...more

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Mary Brough is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Mary Brough Died at 71 (1863-1934) Mary Bessie Brough was an English actress in theatre, silent films and early talkies, including eleven of the twelve Aldwych farces of the 1920s and early 30s. The daughter of a well-known ...more

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John William Grover is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
John William Grover Died at 56 (1836-1892) John William Grover, was an early English consulting civil engineer responsible for several notable buildings in London, and railway lines in England, Wales, Mexico and Venezuela. He was the ...more

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Demetrios Capetanakis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Demetrios Capetanakis Died at 32 (1912-1944) Demetrios Capetanakis or Kapetanakis or Capetanaces was a Greek poet, essayist and critic. For the last five years of his life he lived in Britain and associated with the Bloomsbury Set, writing ...more

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Samuel Prout is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Samuel Prout Died at 69 (1783-1852) Samuel Prout was one of the masters of British watercolour architectural painting. Prout secured the position of Painter in Water-Colours in Ordinary to King George IV in 1829 and afterwards to ...more

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G. H. MacDermott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
G. H. MacDermott Died at 56 (1845-1901) Gilbert Hastings MacDermott was one of the biggest stars of the Victorian English music hall. He performed under the name of The Great MacDermott, and was well known for his rousing rendition of ...more

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Henry Doulton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Henry Doulton Died at 77 (1820-1897) Sir Henry Doulton was an English businessman, inventor and manufacturer of pottery, instrumental in developing the firm of Royal Doulton.

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Horace Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Horace Jones Died at 68 (1819-1887) Sir Horace Jones was an English architect particularly noted for his work as Architect and Surveyor to the City of London from 1864 until his death. His most recognised work is Tower Bridge, a ...more

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Sir Joseph Barnby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Sir Joseph Barnby Died at 58 (1838-1896) Sir Joseph Barnby was an English musical composer and conductor.

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James Busby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
James Busby Died at 70 (1801-1871) James Busby is widely regarded as the "father" of the Australian wine industry, as he took the first collection of vine stock from Spain and France to Australia. Later he became a ...more

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Ebenezer Trotman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Ebenezer Trotman Ebenezer Trotman was an architect of churches and railway stations. Much of his work was carried out as principal assistant to Sir William Tite. A nephew of Sir John Easthope, he started work ...more

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William Marsden is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
William Marsden Died at 71 (1796-1867) William Marsden was an English surgeon whose main achievements are the founding of two presently well-known hospitals, the Royal Free Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital. Marsden was born in ...more

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Adelaide Ironside is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Adelaide Ironside Died at 36 (1831-1867) Adelaide Eliza Scott Ironside was an Australian artist. Ironside was born in Sydney, only surviving child of James Ironside, commission agent, and his wife Martha Rebecca, née Redman. She ...more

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Alfred Cellier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
Alfred Cellier Died at 47 (1844-1891) Alfred Cellier was an English composer, orchestrator and conductor. In addition to conducting and music directing the original productions of several of the most famous Gilbert and Sullivan ...more

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George Cattermole is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
George Cattermole Died at 68 (1800-1868) George Cattermole was an English painter and illustrator, chiefly in watercolours. He was a friend of Charles Dickens and many other literary and artistic figures.

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George Shenton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Buried in West Norwood Cemetery
George Shenton Died at 67 (1842-1909) Sir George Shenton was a prominent businessman in colonial Western Australia, the first Mayor of Perth, and a Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for over thirty years.