Cemetery was opened in 1839. These photos are from the old part of
the cemetery known as
West Highgate. It is terraced, and thickly overgrown with ivy. A very romantic air seems palpable in this
quiet place. Highgate has a curious and morbid history, including midnight exhumations by a poet who had
buried his work with his true love, and defilements by a so-called vampire hunter.