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LANSDOWN CEMETERY AND BECKFORDS TOWER

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  LANDOWN CEMETERY, BECKFORDS RIDE
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A pleasure ground and ride created by William Beckford and Henry Edmund Goodridge in 1825-27. The ride extended for 2.4 kilometres linking Beckford's garden at Lansdown Crescent and the pleasure ground, which contained Beckford's Tower, a retreat and belvedere designed by Goodridge in 1827. A garden cemetery was laid out within the grounds and consecrated in 1848. It was known as Landsdown Cemetery and was further extended in 1947 and 1961. The burials are laid out in a grid pattern within a mixed planting scheme of mainly laurel, yew and cypress.

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