North Sheen Cemetery (also known as Fulham New Cemetery)7251

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Near to the red-brick chapel is the memorial garden to both world wars with conifers and rose beds, backed by a stone wall and seating, and a garden with a broken circle of brick piers linked at the top by timber and with trimmed hedge in front. There is aromatic planting at the entrance on the north with several eucalyptus trees and conifers are planted along the boundary railings.

History

North Sheen Cemetery was opened in 1909 to provide for Fulham burials when the old cemetery on Fulham Palace Road was full.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open Mon-Sat 9am; Sun/Good Fri 10am; closes 4pm (Nov - Jan); 5pm (Oct/Feb); 6pm (Mar/Sep); 7pm (Aug/Apr); 8pm (May - Jul). Xmas Day 10am-3pm.

Detailed Description

North Sheen Cemetery was opened in 1909 to provide for Fulham burials when the old cemetery on Fulham Palace Road was full, hence its occasional name as Fulham New Cemetery. The cemetery was laid out with a grid layout of paths and initially had a temporary chapel, which was replaced by a small red brick chapel in 1931. Near this is the memorial garden to both world wars. The original boundary railings and its stone gate piers and ornamental gates at the main entrance on Lower Richmond Road.

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008)

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=RIC048

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open Mon-Sat 9am; Sun/Good Fri 10am; closes 4pm (Nov - Jan); 5pm (Oct/Feb); 6pm (Mar/Sep); 7pm (Aug/Apr); 8pm (May - Jul). Xmas Day 10am-3pm.

Directions

Rail: North Sheen, Mortlake. Rail/London Overground/Tube (District): Kew Gardens. Bus: 190, 419
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust