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St Peter and St Paul Churchyard Merton

Summary

There has been a church here since at least the C13th, and Church Road Cemetery opened in 1559. The current church of St Peter and St Paul, to the south-west of Mitcham village centre, was built in 1819-21 by George Smith. It was repainted in the 1990s as part of a Challenge Anneke television programme. The churchyard is on the site of an old Saxon burial ground; it was expanded in 1855 and 1880 to the north, and again in 1909 when it took over the former 'Vicar's Field'. Among those buried are Anne Hall (d.1740); Thomas Stanley (d.1811); and Richard Cranmer.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Mitcham Parish Church; Church Road Burial Ground; Church Road Cemetery

Site location:
Church Road/Miles Road/Love Lane

Postcode:
CR4 3BE ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Churchyard; Cemetery

Date(s):
C13th onwards

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII*: St Peter and St Paul's Church. LBII: Tomb of Anne Hall; Tomb of Thomas Stanley; Tomb of Richard Cranmer; Table Tomb west of Richard Cranmer Tomb; Vicarage

Borough:
Merton

Site ownership:
Diocese of Southwark

Site management:
LB Merton Community and Cultural Services, Facilities and Technical Group

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tramlink: Belgrave Walk. Bus: 200

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/07/2011
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.merton.gov.uk/community-living/register/cemeteries/mertoncemeteries

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ270687

Size in hectares:
2.22

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:
Yes

Conservation Area name:
Mitcham Cricket Green

Tree Preservation Order:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - Local Importance

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Archaeological Priority Zone

Other LA designation:
Green Corridor

Fuller information

Church Road Cemetery is run and maintained by LB Merton, whose cemetery office has the records from 1883 to date. Records prior to 1883 are held with the Surrey History Centre.

Sources consulted:

Ian Yarham, Dave Dawson, Martin Boyle, Rebecca Holliday 'Nature Conservation in Merton, Ecology Handbook 29', London Ecology Unit, 1998, p100.

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