Kensal Green cemetery on the Harrow Road dates from the 1830s and is still in use. It was the first of the 'magnificent seven' garden cemeteries encircling the growing city of London - these were large private burial grounds intended to take the pressure off central London graveyards.
I didn't go there looking for the Indian aspect - but it was impossible to avoid.
The greater number of India-linked burials are of British generals administrators and officials of the East India Company - here's a selection:
Both the Anglican and the Dissenters' chapels have a real elegance ...
... though the general impression is of a crowded, higgledy-piggledy Victorian burial ground.
And the other graves and memorials? Well, I missed the Robert Owen memorial and the Reformers' memorial - so that's a good reason to go back.
But take a look at these ... and yes, the caricaturist and temperance advocate George Cruikshank was initially buried here (and then dug up and moved to St Paul's Cathedral) and the final gravestone, no, nothing to indicate whose grave it marks!
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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