Articles in the category burial

St John-at-Hampstead, London

C.E.M. Joad, English philosopher and broadcasting personality is buried at St John-at-Hampstead, London. St John-at-Hampstead is a Church of England church dedicated to St John the Evangelist in Church Row, Hampstead, London. The history of the church goes back to a Charter granted to the Monks of Westminster in 986 AD Visiting Tomb Trails are available […]

Warstone Lane Cemetery, Birmingham

This grade-two-listed cemetery is where atheist printer John Baskerville is buried. Warstone Lane Cemetery was opened in 1848 by the Birmingham Church of England Cemetery Company and acquired by the Birmingham City Council under a compulsory purchase order in 1951. Baskerville left instructions in his will that he was to be buried in a lead coffin […]

Kensal Green Cemetery, London

Henry Hethrington and Robert Owen are buried here. Sorry, this article hasn’t been completed yet. Would you like to write it for us? Humanist Heritage relies on contributions from users so if you’re interested in helping us please drop us a line.

David Hume Masoleum, Edinburgh

This is the resting place of philosopher David Hume who died in 1776. Hume prescribed this “simple Roman tomb” which stands, as he wished it, on the Eastern slope of the Calton Hill overlooking his home in the New Town of Edinburgh at No. 1 St. David Street. Hume also wrote his own epitaph: “Born 1711, […]

Colwyn Bay, Conwy

Colwyn Bay (Bae Colwyn) is a town and seaside resort in Conwy county borough on the North Wales coast. Philosopher Bertrand Russell was cremated here on 5 February 1970. In accordance with his will there was no religious ceremony; his ashes were scattered over the Welsh mountains. Visiting The A55 road passes through the town which […]

Brookwood Cemetery, Woking

Brookwood Cemetery, the largest in the UK, is the resting place of secularist politician Charles Bradlaugh. Bradlaugh died in 1891 as the House of Commons expunged the resolutions forbidding him to take his seat. He was buried at Brookwood in the presence of thousands of his admirers. He is buried in a family grave in plot 108. The […]

Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey, is a large, mainly Gothic church, in Westminster, London, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. Since it was built it has been the place where the coronations of Kings and Queens of England have been held. A number of humanists’ remains are buried in the Abbey. Scientist Charles Darwin and […]

Highgate Cemetery East, London

Highgate cemetery is the final resting place of many men and women related to the history of the humanist movement.  As well, it is one of the most scenic areas in all of London. Highgate’s name dates back to the medieval period, when a toll gate was established to charge people coming in to London from the […]

Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Glasnevin Cemetery (officially known as Prospect Cemetery) is the largest nondenominational cemetery in Ireland and was first opened in 1832. The brainchild of Catholic rights leader Daniel O’Connell, it was established as a place where people of all religions could bury their dead, in response to the lack of Catholic cemeteries and the restrictions placed […]