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London Road Burial Ground Merton

Summary

London Road Cemetery dates from 1929 and is on an open site with a chapel and lodge at the entrance, now a private house. The entrance has the original gates with brick and stone piers, although there are new railings along London Road. The entrance on Victoria Road has brick and stone gate piers. The central mortuary chapel is shown on the OS Map in 1930, with the cemetery laid out with a grid system of paths. There are a number of flower beds and rose beds south of the London Road entrance. The cemetery contains a few unusual memorials including that of someone who died in a diving accident, the tomb taking the form of a diving helmet. Among those buried here are members of the travellers' families who regularly came to Mitcham Fair. Improvements to the toilet block, chapel and railings were carried out in 2011.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
London Road Cemetery

Site location:
London Road/Victoria Road, Mitcham

Postcode:
CR4 3LA ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Cemetery

Date(s):
1929

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Merton

Site ownership:
LB Merton

Site management:
Cemeteries Office

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
Mon-Sat: 9am.Sun & Bank Hols: 10am - 4pm (Nov-Feb); -5.30pm (Mar/Oct); -7pm (Apr/Sep); -8pm May - August). Xmas Day 10am -3pm.

Special conditions:

Facilities:
toilets

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Tooting then bus. Bus: 264, 270, 280, 355.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/02/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.merton.gov.uk/community-living/register/cemeteries/mertoncemeteries

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ277700

Size in hectares:
5.46

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:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008)

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