Bexleyheath Cemetery (also known as Christchurch Cemetery, Christchurch Cemetery)7178

London, England, Greater London, Bexley

Brief Description

The cemetery has little in the way of mature trees. There is a small flower bed in front of the chapel, which was built in early-14th-century style by E Hodgkinson. Paths are basically in a grid layout, with a serpentine element towards the centre of the cemetery. In 2001 a memorial garden was opened for the burial of cremated remains. The cemetery is linked with Christ Church by an avenue of semi-mature horse chestnuts.

History

Bexleyheath Cemetery was founded by the Burial Board in 1876 and opened in 1879.

Visitor Facilities

9am - 6pm (summer: April-September); 9am-4pm (winter: October-March)

Detailed Description

Bexleyheath Cemetery was founded by the Burial Board in 1876 and opened in 1879. Bexleyheath had grown up in the C19th as a new town along the main London to Dover road, which ran across the heath at Bexley. The cemetery has little in the way of mature trees or landscaping, although there is a small flower bed in front of the chapel. Paths are in a grid layout, with a serpentine element towards the centre. In 2001 a memorial garden was opened for cremated remains.

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer, 4th edition (The History Press), 2008

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=BEX005

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

9am - 6pm (summer: April-September); 9am-4pm (winter: October-March)

Directions

Rail: Bexleyheath then bus. Bus: 132, 269, 401, 422, 469, B11, B12 , B13, B14, B16.
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust