War Memorial Garden, Kingston 8509

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Kingston's annual Remembrance Day service takes place in the War Memorial Gardens. Features include a listed war memorial in a striking pose.

History

Kingston War Memorial Gardens was originally set up as an overflow burial ground to the parish churchyard in 1826. It closed in 1855 when the new Kingston Cemetery opened outside the town centre. It was laid out as public garden, with gravestones moved to the perimeter. The War Memorial was unveiled in 1923.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Features
  • War Memorial
  • Description: The memorial is of a bronze figure of a man, with a sword in one hand and a torch in the other, trampling a serpent underfoot and sheltering two children behind him.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Kingston. Bus: 371, K1, 65.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century