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Brief description of site

This is an urban cemetery situated to the south-east of Coventry. It covers some 17 hectares (7 hectares registered). Features include an Italianate lodge and a gates complex, an octagonal gazebo and a promenade. The northern part of the cemetery is laid out as a pleasure ground and contains no burials.

Brief history of site

London Road Cemetery was founded in 1845 and opened in 1847. It was designed by Joseph Paxton, and laid out on different levels, with lawns, trees and terraces to give a park-like appearance.

Location information:

Address: London Road, Coventry, CV1 2JQ

Local Authorities:

West Midlands; Coventry

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 140 Grid Ref: SP342779
Latitude: 52.398 Longitude: -1.49879


To the south of Coventry city centre

Key information:

Form of site: cemetery

Purpose of site: cemetery

Context or principal building: cemetery

Site first created: 1845 to 1847

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 17

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