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Brief description of site

The memorial garden is situated at St John the Baptist Church. It has a lawned area, trees, flower beds and benches. A particular feature of the site is a tree presented by the East Surrey branch of the Dunkirk Veterans Association.

Brief history of site

The memorial garden is sited on the former churchyard of St John the Baptist. A slate tablet records the fact that in 1956 the church and corporation agreed to lay out the ground as a garden of remembrance to the men, women and children of Croydon who lost their lives in both World Wars. The laying out of the site was funded by public subscription.

Location information:

Address: St John the Baptist, Church Street, Croydon, Greater London, CR0 1RN

Locality: Croydon

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Croydon

Historical County: Surrey

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 187 Grid Ref: TQ320655
Latitude: 51.3732 Longitude: -0.104956

Key information:

Form of site: memorial garden

Purpose of site: memorial garden

Context or principal building: commemorative

Site first created: 1956

Main period of development: Mid 20th century

Survival: Extant

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