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Garratt Lane Old Burial Ground Wandsworth

Summary

Garratt Lane Old Burial Ground was in use as a burial ground from 1800 when the parish purchased a field to provide additional burial space when All Saints churchyard was full. The last burial took place here in c.1930 although Wandsworth Cemetery was established in 1878 and St Ann's Church was built in 1820 to serve the growing population. The burial ground was opened as a public garden with the original east-west path in the cemetery realigned to the south. In 2000 a semi-circular paved area backed by shrub planting was created off Garratt Lane with benches and sculptural light fixtures. A number of chest tombs and gravestones are set into the lawns.

Basic Details

Site location:
Garratt Lane/Malva Close

Postcode:
SW18 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Gardens

Date(s):
1800

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Wandsworth

Site ownership:
C of E Diocese of Southwark, leased to LB Wandsworth

Site management:
Wandsworth Parks Service

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Wandsworth Town. Bus: 44, 270

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/05/2010
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.wandsworth.gov.uk/homepage/41/parks_and_open_spaces

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ256744

Size in hectares:
0.7

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:
Wandsworth Town

Tree Preservation Order:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Archaeological Priority Area

Other LA designation:
Other Larger Protected Open Space Site

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Garratt Lane Old Burial Ground Management Plan 2010 - 2015

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