As house names go, 'Cemetery View' doesn't do a lot for the market value. It's accurate, no two ways about that, but even for those who like poking round Victorian valhallas, a house which celebrates overlooking a graveyard feels a touch, well, spooky.
The cemetery in question is Kensal Green, established in 1833 and still going. It's squeezed between Harrow Road and the Grand Union Canal, and although it's quite spacious - 72 acres - it feels hemmed in by its surroundings.
'Cemetery View' is on the Harrow Road, from which - through a gap in the fencing - I took the photo on the right.
If you look at the photo below, taken from inside the cemetery, you can guess which house bears the name. Yes, the tall white building is 'Cemetery View'.
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