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Sutton Cemetery Sutton

Summary

Sutton Cemetery was established in 1889 and retains the original boundary walls and Gothic chapel. Prior to this the area was open fields and farmland. The first burial took place that year, and among the more unusual monuments is a bronze harp within granite for Anna Sabatini (d.1929) and a headstone commemorating five munitions workers who died at the nearby Brocks factory in WWI.

Basic Details

Site location:
Alcorn Close, off Oldfields Road

Postcode:
SM3 9PX ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Cemetery

Date(s):
1889

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Sutton

Site ownership:
LB Sutton

Site management:
Parks Service

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
opens 8am weekdays/9am weekends/holidays; closes 4pm Nov-Jan; 5pm Feb/Mar/Oct; 7pm April/Sept; 8pm May-August

Special conditions:
No dogs except guide dogs

Facilities:
Toilets

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Sutton Common. Bus: 80, S3.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.sutton.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ251658

Size in hectares:
7.89

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

Fuller information

The cemetery's Gothic-style chapel was designed by E W Crickmay. A new mortuary has been erected by the entrance, and here bedding schemes are intact. The earliest grave noted is 1889 and among those buried here are Joseph Rank (d.1943), father of J Arthur Rank; Sir Edward Holland, High Sheriff of Surrey in 1931; and Lord Ebbisham of Cobham (d.1953), Lord Mayor of London in 1926/7, MP for Epsom from 1918-28 and Treasurer of Barnardo's Homes.

Sources consulted:

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

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