Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Inspiring Artists and Creatives

Berkhamsted is a town that attracts many creative people — painters, illustrators, photographers, sculptors, film makers, writers, actors. Rectory Lane Cemetery’s unique blend of Victorian heritage and ecology makes it an inspiring place for artists and other creative people.

Perhaps it started with William Claridge, Victorian artist and the town’s first photographer, who is buried here, or even before that William Cowper, the foremost poet of his generation, who lived in the Rectory before the Cemetery was created.  [bit of a non-connection?!]

Examples of art inspired by the Cemetery include:

  • Architect of volunteer facility
  • Landscape design
  • Designer of bench
  • Atmospheric photography at dusk
  • Creative writing and poetry [link through to poem by Lola-Peach Martin]
  • Memorial illustration
  • Digital illustration
  • Egerton Rothesay student photograph
  • Floral artistry
  • Cemetery Stories children’s entry