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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.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Magdalen Road Cemetery

Site location:
Magdalen Road, Earlsfield

Postcode:
SW18 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Cemetery

Date(s):
1878

Designer(s):

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

Events:

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. www.wandsworth.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ265736

Size in hectares:
13.4

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:
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

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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