Paddington Old Cemetery was opened in 1855 and covers some 24 acres. The architect and planner was Thomas
Little (1802-1859). Having gained experience in cemetery work by designing Nunhead's Anglican Chapel, he laid
out Paddington Cemetery in a regular scheme of paths in the shape of a horse shoe.
Within the cemetery there are two lodges, two chapels with a porte cochere each and a central belfry.
'The Builder' commented that grouping the chapels and their ancillary buildings in this way obviated 'the unsatisfactory and
diminutive appearance which small detached chapels in large open spaces always present'.
Today one chapel still remains in use and there is still a small amount of burial space left.
Edward Barry (1830 -1880) the architect who designed the Royal Opera House and Charing
Cross Station Hotel.
Jabez Burns (1805 - 1876) eminent minister of the English General Baptists.
Danny Maher (1881 - 1916) was an American Hall of Fame jockey who also became a Champion
jockey in Great Britain.
Arthur Orton (1834 - 1898) the Tichborne claimant of the Victorian era.