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Queen's Road Cemetery Waltham Forest

Summary

Queen's Road Cemetery opened in October 1872 and is on a roughly rectangular site bought for £5,000 by the Walthamstow Burial Board, who then invited six architects to submit designs that were to include two chapels with an entrance lodge, fence and gates at a cost ‘not to exceed £2,250’. R.C. Sutton of Nottingham gained the contract and his buildings survive: two ragstone gothic chapels joined at a right-angle by a porte-cochère set at the centre of an axial layout, and an Inquest Room as an adjunct to the Lodge, which is still a Coroner's Court. The cemetery has a ragstone wall along its boundary with Queen's Road, topped with ornamental spiked railings. There is one mausoleum and some good C19th tombs closely spaced, with a few large holly trees and small flowering cherry trees flanking the long central avenue. The cemetery is now full, except for the re-opening of family plots.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Walthamstow Cemetery

Site location:
Queen's Road

Postcode:
E17 8QP ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Cemetery

Date(s):
1872

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
Gates, railings, Lodge and mortuary chapel: locally listed

Borough:
Waltham Forest

Site ownership:
LB Waltham Forest

Site management:
Green Space Service, Environment and Regeneration/Cemeteries Department

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
Open: Mon-Sat 7.30am/Sun 10am.Closed: 4pm (Nov-Jan); 5pm (Feb, Oct + March, Sep on Sun); 6pm (March, Sept + April-Aug on Sun); 7pm (April -Aug)

Special conditions:
No dogs, except guide dogs

Facilities:
toilets

Events:
www.walthamforest.gov.uk/Pages/ServiceChild/walthamstow-cemetery-queens-road

Public transport:
Tube: Walthamstow Central (Victoria). Rail: Walthamstow Central; Queens Road. Bus: 58, 158

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.walthamforest.gov.uk/Pages/ServiceChild/walthamstow-cemetery-queens-road

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ369885

Size in hectares:
4.45

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:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

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

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