Morden Cemetery and North East Surrey Crematorium (also known as Battersea New Cemetery, Battersea Cemetery)7246

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The cemetery has extensive grounds with a wide formal drive lined by Lombardy poplars leading to the chapel which was designed by W C Poole, where a porte-cochère stood. There is a half timbered lodge near the main entrance, which has attractive railings and fine entrance gates with Gothicised piers, and some way up the driveway to the left is a small rustic shelter. The grounds combine formal and informal features and are well planted with mature trees. There is a garden of remembrance and extensive rose gardens.

History

The cemetery was set up by Battersea Burial Board in 1891 then called Battersea New Cemetery, when it was clear that Battersea Cemetery would be inadequate.

Visitor Facilities

Mon-Sat 8am-4pm (Nov-Feb)/ -5pm (March/Oct)/ -6pm (Apr/Sept)/-7pm (May-Aug). Sun: 10am - 4pm (Nov-Feb)/-5pm (Mar/Oct)/ -6pm (Apr/Sept)/-7pm (May-Aug)

Detailed Description

Morden Cemetery was originally called Battersea New Cemetery, set up by Battersea Burial Board in 1891; the Crematorium was opened in 1958. There are extensive grounds with formal and informal features, well planted with mature trees, and extensive rose gardens. A wide drive flanked by Lombardy poplars leads to the chapel from the main entrance, which has half-timbered lodge, fine railings and gates with Gothicised piers.

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999; Ian Yarham, Dave Dawson, Martin Boyle, Rebecca Holliday 'Nature Conservation in Merton, Ecology Handbook 29', London Ecology Unit, 1998, p55.

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=MER033

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Mon-Sat 8am-4pm (Nov-Feb)/ -5pm (March/Oct)/ -6pm (Apr/Sept)/-7pm (May-Aug). Sun: 10am - 4pm (Nov-Feb)/-5pm (Mar/Oct)/ -6pm (Apr/Sept)/-7pm (May-Aug)

Directions

Tube: Morden (Northern) then bus. Bus: 163, 293, 413
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust