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Brief description of site

The most striking feature of the cemetery is the number of mature trees, some well over 100 years old. These include cedar, weeping beech, holly, yew, cypresses, giant redwood, a fine large monkey puzzle and several cherry trees. The site, covering some four hectares, is approached by four entrances. The two chapels, in Decorated style, remain.

Brief history of site

In 1877 an area of former orchard of some 1.6 hectares in Shacklegate Lane was purchased for use as a burial ground. A competition for the layout was won by T Goodchild T Goodchild. Teddington Cemetery was opened in 1879 by Richmond Burial Board.

Location information:

Address: Teddington Cemetery, Shacklegate Lane, Teddington, TW11 8SF

Locality: Greater London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Richmond upon Thames; Teddington

Historical County: Middlesex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ153717
Latitude: 51.4326 Longitude: -0.342755

Directions:

Nearest stations - Fulwell; Strawberry Hill.
Buses - 33, 381, 465

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal site for general public use.

Visitor information:

Wheelchair access

Key information:

Form of site: cemetery

Purpose of site: cemetery

Context or principal building: chapel

Site first created: 1877 to 1879

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 4

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