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Breakspear Crematorium Hillingdon

Summary

Breakspear Crematorium was established by Ruislip-Northwood and Uxbridge Crematorium Joint Committee in 1957, set in a landscape with woodlands to the north and quite open countryside to the west. The landscaping is extensive and has a complex layout with formal garden 'rooms' within conifer hedging in various configurations, rose gardens, a water garden with pond, waterfall and rockwork, as well as more natural areas and woodland. There are numerous trees throughout the cemetery, with a preponderance of evergreen varieties.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Ruislip Crematorium

Site location:
Breakspear Road, Ruislip, Middlesex

Postcode:
HA4 7SJ ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Cemetery

Date(s):
1957

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Hillingdon

Site ownership:
LB Hillingdon and LB Harrow Breakspear Crematorium Joint Committee

Site management:
Breakspear Crematorium Joint Committee

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
9am - 5pm October - March. 9am - 6.30pm April - September. Sunday/Bank Holiday opens at 10am. Xmas Day 10am-2pm

Special conditions:
No dogs apart from Guide Dogs

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Ruislip (Metropolitan, Piccadilly). Bus: 331, H13.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2005
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.breakspearcrematorium.com

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ081888

Size in hectares:
10.125

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:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
Yes

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Breakspear Crematorium was formally opened on 14 December 1957 by the Rt. Hon Earl of Verulam and was dedicated by the Lord Bishop of Willesden, the Rt. Revd G E Ingle. The more traditional East Chapel dates from 1957 and was designed by Dahl and Cadman. The circular West Chapel was added when the Crematorium expanded in 1972. This was opened on 30 June 1973 by Lord Greenwood of Rossendale, who was President of the Crematorium Society, and dedicated by the Archdeacon of Northolt. In 2008 a £4.2m investment programme commenced to improve the facilities, following agreement between Hillingdon and Harrow Councils, who jointly manage the cemetery. The proposed works include a new crematorium building, a new chapel/multi-purpose hall, increased car parking, waiting rooms and toilets, along with a cafeteria and covered flower terrace.

Sources consulted:

Breakspear Crematorium brochure

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