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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.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Garratt Lane/Malva Close
Postcode: SW18 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Gardens
Date(s): 1800
Listed structures:
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:
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.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Garratt Lane Old Burial Ground Management Plan 2010 - 2015
Grid ref: TQ256744
Size in hectares: 0.7
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: 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

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