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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.
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:
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

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008)
Grid ref: TQ277700
Size in hectares: 5.46
   
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:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:
   

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