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Mortlake Crematorium Richmond
Summary: Mortlake Crematorium was the first joint crematorium to be be established under its own Act of Parliament in 1936. The Crematorium was built at a cost of £27,000 to the north of Mortlake Cemetery and was opened by Lord Horder in January 1939. The large, austere and rather sprawling brick crematorium building has a wide sweep of drive in front, with a number of beds of ornamental planting within a circular lawn. Behind there are colonnades and a rose garden, with further formal gardens beyond this with lawns and a central open pavilion. A path runs around the edge of this garden area, with brick balustrading and short flights of steps at two of the corners and backing onto the hedge that separates it from the cemetery. Throughout the grounds are various ornamental trees and shrubs.
Mortlake Crematorium (undated). Courtesy/copyright of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Collection.
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Previous / Other name:
Site location: Kew Meadow Path, and via Mortlake Cemetery
Postcode: TW9 4EN > Google Map
Type of site: Cemetery
Date(s): 1939
Designer(s): F Douglas Barton, Hammersmith Borough Engineer
Listed structures:
Borough: Richmond
Site ownership: LB Hammersmith & Fulham, LB Ealing, LB Hounslow, LB Richmond
Site management: Mortlake Crematorium Board
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: 9am - 4pm (November-January); 9am - 5pm (February/October); 9am - 6pm (March/September and April-August weekends); 9am - 7pm (April-August weekdays)
Special conditions:
Public transport: Tube: Kew Gardens (District). Rail: Mortlake. Bus: R68, 190
Mortlake Crematorium (undated). Courtesy/copyright of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Collection.
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The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
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Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008)
Grid ref: TQ199764
Size in hectares: 3.24
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: Yes
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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