HC Deb 26 May 1871 vol 206 c1328

asked the First Commissioner of Works, What prospect there is of Brompton Cemetery being sold?


said, in reply, that the Board of Works had been unfortunately constituted the owners of the Brompton Cemetery by a combination of circumstances which might easily have been avoided. On becoming possessed of it, however, their first duty, of course, was to endeavour to get rid of it as soon as possible. Having no one to bury in it they would be extremely glad to find a purchaser for their acquisition. Offers had been made, but they were not of a character to justify him in accepting them.