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Southgate Cemetery Enfield

Summary

Southgate Cemetery was opened by Southgate Burial Board in 1880, and has a fine entrance with a small rustic lodge to the right that was erected in 1953. There is no chapel but the parish church of Christ Church stands nearby. The cemetery has an orderly layout with paths on a gridiron pattern and graves in neat rows, with a good planting of cedars, laurel and yews.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Edmonton and Southgate Cemetery/Old Southgate Cemetery

Site location:
Waterfall Road, Southgate

Postcode:
N14 7JS ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Cemetery

Date(s):
1880

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Enfield

Site ownership:
LB Enfield

Site management:
Place Shaping and Enterprise, Cemeteries Registrar

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
9am (M-Sat)/10am (Sun/BH) -4pm (Dec/Jan);-4.30pm (Nov/Feb); 5.30pm (Mar/Apr/Sep/Oct);-7pm/7.30 Sun/BHs (May-Aug)

Special conditions:

Facilities:
Toilets

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Southgate (Piccadilly) then bus. Bus: 121, 299, W6

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2000
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.enfield.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ294934

Size in hectares:
5.42

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
Yes

Conservation Area name:
Southgate Green

Tree Preservation Order:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Included in Local Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. Urban Green Space

Fuller information

Southgate Cemetery was opened by Southgate Burial Board in 1880. The entrance gates are flanked by stone piers and ornate Gothic railings, leading to a small area of formal planting. A small rustic lodge to the right of the entrance was erected in 1953 and is at the west end of the axial drive. There is no chapel but the parish church of Christ Church (q.v.) stands nearby. The cemetery has an orderly layout with paths on a gridiron pattern and graves in neat rows, with a good planting of cedars, laurel and yews. In one area the cemetery is subdivided by a substantial trimmed holly hedge, much of it over six feet tall.

Sources consulted:

Webb C, revised ed. of Wolfston, P, Greater London Cemeteries and Crematoria, Society of Genealogists, 3rd ed. 1994; Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008); The Paul Drury Partnership for LB Enfield, 'Southgate Green Conservation Area Character Appraisal', 2008

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