Borough Cemetery (also known as Heston and Isleworth Cemetery)7180

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Although now located in Richmond, Borough Cemetery serves the people of Hounslow and is the borough's largest cemetery. The cemetery is laid out with tarmac roadways and curving paths, the graves set in grass, and numerous conifers such as cypress planted throughout and along edges of paths and roadways.

Visitor Facilities

9am - 4pm (Nov-Feb)/- 5.30pm (Mar, Oct)/ - 7pm (Apr, May, Aug, Sept)/ - 8pm (June/July)/ - 2pm (Xmas day)

Detailed Description

Although now located in Richmond, Borough Cemetery serves the people of Hounslow and is the borough's largest cemetery. It has a modest brick lodge at the entrance, which has brick gate piers and iron gates. The cemetery is laid out with tarmac roadways and curving paths, the graves set in grass, and numerous conifers such as cypress planted throughout and along edges of paths and roadways. The fence between the cemetery and adjacent Heathfields Recreation Ground is thickly planted with cypress, with shrubbery on the cemetery side, and an avenue of trees on the recreation ground side, which is marked Coronation Avenue. An intermittent line of cypresses is along the end boundary fence to open land. A number of the tombs exhibit a similar design of miniature formal gardens, with entrances and winding paths, possibly the work of a local mason.

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=RIC004

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

9am - 4pm (Nov-Feb)/- 5.30pm (Mar, Oct)/ - 7pm (Apr, May, Aug, Sept)/ - 8pm (June/July)/ - 2pm (Xmas day)

Directions

Rail: Whitton. Bus: 110, R62.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust