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Borough Cemetery Richmond

Summary

Although now located in Richmond, Borough Cemetery serves the people of Hounslow and is the borough's largest cemetery. It has a modest brick lodge at the entrance, which has brick gate piers and iron gates. The cemetery is laid out with tarmac roadways and curving paths, the graves set in grass, and numerous conifers such as cypress planted throughout and along edges of paths and roadways. The fence between the cemetery and adjacent Heathfields Recreation Ground is thickly planted with cypress, with shrubbery on the cemetery side, and an avenue of trees on the recreation ground side, which is marked Coronation Avenue. An intermittent line of cypresses is along the end boundary fence to open land. A number of the tombs exhibit a similar design of miniature formal gardens, with entrances and winding paths, possibly the work of a local mason.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Heston and Isleworth Cemetery

Site location:
Powder Mill Lane, Whitton

Postcode:
TW2 6EJ ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Cemetery

Date(s):
1942

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Richmond

Site ownership:
LB Hounslow

Site management:
Continental Landscapes Ltd

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
9am - 4pm (Nov-Feb)/- 5.30pm (Mar, Oct)/ - 7pm (Apr, May, Aug, Sept)/ - 8pm (June/July)/ - 2pm (Xmas day)

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Whitton. Bus: 110, R62.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/09/2011
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.hounslow.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ130735

Size in hectares:
4.05 (12.95 inc reserve land)

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:
Yes

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Borough Cemetery

Borough Cemetery, November 2001. Photo S Williams

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Fuller information

The land available for burial here is 32 acres, of which 22 acres are held in reserve. Two acres of the ground are now set aside for Muslim burial.

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