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Dissenters Chapel

The General Cemetery of All Souls, Kensal Green, is one of Britain's oldest and most beautiful public burial grounds. Today, people of many faiths and denominations are buried throughout the cemetery which is open to visitors every day of the year.  The grounds hold many buildings including the Dissenters Chapel.

Maharani Jindan Kaur, Mother of Duleep Singh and the first Sikh women to settle in Britain, was briefly interred in the catacombs at the Cemetery before being removed and taken to India where she was cremated.  In 2006 whilst removing tons of debris in the catacombs the broken tombstone of Maharani Jind Kaur was unearthed. She had died in 1863 and was interred there until the spring of 1864 when the stone was smashed open so the Maharanis casket could be removed.  The stone which has inscriptions in both English and Gurmukhi had survived under piles of rubble for 140 years until being discovered.   It has since been restored and is currently on display at Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life.

The Dissenters Chapel is home to a Memorial Plaque dedicated to the memory of Maharani Jindan Kaur which was unveiled by the Late Patwant Singh in July 2009.

Address: Dissenter's Chapel, Kensal Green, London W10 4RA
Telephone: +44 020 8969 0152
Website: www.kensalgreen.co.uk

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