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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.
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:
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

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
Grid ref: TQ504877
Size in hectares: 9.8
   
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
No
 
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
Conservation Area name:
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
   

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