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Romford Cemetery Havering

Summary

Crow Lane or Romford Cemetery was established by the Romford Burial Board in 1871 when space ran out in the parochial cemetery. The cemetery was taken over by Romford UDC in 1900 and is now run by South Essex Crematorium. It remains partially enclosed by its C19th railings, with ragstone gate-piers and two ragstone chapels joined by a gothic porte-cochère. The cemetery contains utilitarian monuments, with older graves near the chapels, and trees include holly, cedar and flowering cherry, rows of common lime and horse chestnut.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Crow Lane Cemetery

Site location:
Crow Lane/Dagenham Road, Romford

Postcode:
RM7 0ED ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Cemetery

Date(s):
1871; C20th

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Havering

Site ownership:
LB Havering

Site management:
South Essex Crematorium

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
daily April to October 9am - 7pm; November to March 9am - 4pm

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Romford. Bus: 103, 128, 174, 348, 499.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/02/2007
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.havering.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ504877

Size in hectares:
9.8

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:
Yes

In Conservation Area:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - Local Importance

Green Belt:
Yes

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Thames Chase Community Forest

Other LA designation:
Dagenham Corridor

Fuller information

The cemetery at Crow Lane, Rush Green was established by the Romford Burial Board in 1871 when space ran out in the parochial cemetery, which is now the site of Coronation Gardens (q.v.). Crow Lane or Romford Cemetery was taken over by Romford Urban District Council in 1900. It is partially enclosed by C19th railings with ragstone gate-piers and two ragstone chapels, a Church of England chapel and a Non-Conformist chapel joined by a gothic porte-cochère. The two chapels underwent considerable renovation and redecoration in the 1960s. There is also a Chapel of Remembrance and Books of Remembrance which each covered a period of 4 months. In 1971 the cemetery staff included a foreman, gravedigger, gardeners and assistant gardeners and a part-time pensioner watchman. The cemetery contains utilitarian monuments with mown grass and some planting, including holly, cedar and flowering cherry, and rows of common lime and horse chestnut. A number of graves around the chapel are quite old and neglected. Scrub of hazel, hawthorn, elm and cherry occurs adjacent to the allotment gardens and the field to the south.

Sources consulted:

Victoria County History of Essex, volume VII, p.81; Recreation and Amenities Brochure 1970

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