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Wandsworth Cemetery Wandsworth
Summary: Wandsworth Cemetery is on sloping ground alongside Magdalen Road, and was set up by the Wandsworth Burial Board in 1878. It was later enlarged in 1898The layout features a gridiron pattern of paths meeting in a series of ronds-points around which the older monuments are erected, many of them having solid plinths topped by urns, obelisks or crosses. The newer section of the cemetery is on raised land beyond a line of horse chestnut trees along the west of the cemetery. The main entrance has a lodge and driveway leading to the chapels, with two garden areas to the south of the drive, enclosed partly by hedging and stone wall. There are a number of war memorials set in formal planting.
Previous / Other name: Magdalen Road Cemetery
Site location: Magdalen Road, Earlsfield
Postcode: SW18 > Google Map
Type of site: Cemetery
Date(s): 1878
Listed structures: LBII: Entrance gates
Borough: Wandsworth
Site ownership: LB Wandsworth
Site management: Central Cemeteries Office
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: Nov-Feb: Mon-Sat 8am-4pm/Sun 10am-4pm; Mar/Oct: closure at 5pm; April/Sept: closure at 6pm; May - August closure at 7pm. Christmas Day 10am-1pm
Special conditions:
Facilities: toilets
Public transport: Rail: Earlsfield. Bus: 44, 77, 220, 270, 280
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/05/2005
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008)
Grid ref: TQ265736
Size in hectares: 13.4
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: Yes? (eastern boundary)
Nature Conservation Area: Yes - Borough Importance II
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: Yes
Special Policy Area: Yes - Archaeological Priority Area
Other LA designation: Public Open Space/Cemetery

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