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 William Haywood

William Haywood

Birth
Camberwell, London Borough of Southwark, Greater London, England
Death 13 Apr 1894 (aged 72)
Maida Vale, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial Newham, London Borough of Newham, Greater London, England
Plot Close to the main entrance.
Memorial ID 22835 · View Source
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Engineer and architect, surveyor to the City of London Commisisoners of Sewers. With Jospeh Bazalgete was responsible for the enormous undertaking of improving London's sewerage system which enable the growth of the city. The City of London Cemetery at Ilford was conceived by him as a way of relieving the appalling overcrowding of London's church burial grounds (described e.g. in Dickens's 'Bleak House'). 200 acres of ground near Epping Forest were purchased by the City to carry out Haywood's idea, and the resulting cmemtery is still one of the finest in the country, beautifully maintained with extensive gardens and still very much in use. The first burial in the new cemetery took place in 1856 and as the City was redeveloped the remains from many of its churchyards were reinterred there. Haywood was a pioneer of cemetery reform and deserves an honoured place in Find-A-Grave.

Bio by: David Conway


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22835
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Haywood (8 Dec 1821–13 Apr 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22835, citing City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Newham, London Borough of Newham, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .