Monument to James John Berkley (1819-62). c. 1865. Camberwell Old Cemetery, Southwark, London. [Click on this image and those below to enlarge them.]

According to British Listed Buildings site, “Berkeley, trained” by Robert Stephenson, built the first railway line in India. £3,000 was raised” by public subscription for this monument. The full inscription, which can be found on the site, explains that Berkley designed the “ extensive system of railways . . . in Western India which comprised the BHORE and THUL GHAT inclines up the SYHADRER range of mountains.”

3025, Cockspur, Westminster

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Photographs by Robert Freidus. Formatting, text, and perspective correction by George P. Landow. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


“Monument to James John Berkeley, Camberwell Old Cemetery.” British Listed Buildings. Web. 8 September 2012. [Listing NGR: C2008002006]. The site has “Berkeley” but the monument has “Berkley” — RF

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