The entrance on Brenchley Gardens has stone gate piers and ornamental gages with two small lodges. Adjacent is Honor Oak Crematorium, and Honor Oak Recreation Ground abuts both burial grounds. The south-west of the cemetery is on the slope of One Tree Hill and is wooded with fine views from the summit.
Purchase of land for the new cemetery by the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell began in 1901. In January 1928 Sir Aston Webb was appointed architect and, working with his son Maurice, designed the cemetery buildings in Arts and Crafts style. In 1939 the Crematorium was added, designed by Maurice Webb.
Visitor Facilities1 April - 30 Sept: Mon-Sat 8.30am-7pm; Sun/BH 10am-7pm. 1 Oct - 31 Mar: Mon-Sat 8.30am-5pm; Sun/BH 10am-5pm. Xmas Day 10am-2pm
Detailed DescriptionCamberwell New Cemetery opened in 1927 after many years in the planning, when the growth in population necessitated increased burial facilities to those provided at Camberwell Old Cemetery. Part of the site was consecrated in 1927 before the cemetery buildings were built in 1928-30. Honor Oak Crematorium was built in the cemetery in 1939. An additional area was consecrated in 1992, the occasion commemorated by planting of a tree.
Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008); Ron Woollacott, 'Southwark's Burying Places, Past and Present', Magdala Terrace Nunhead Local History publication, 2001; Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999; John Archer, Bob Britton, Robert Burley, Tony Hare, Ian Yarham, 'Nature Conservation in Southwark' Ecology Handbook 12, London Ecology Unit, 1989, p38; Southwark Listed Buildings data
For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=SOU014
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Access Contact Details1 April - 30 Sept: Mon-Sat 8.30am-7pm; Sun/BH 10am-7pm. 1 Oct - 31 Mar: Mon-Sat 8.30am-5pm; Sun/BH 10am-5pm. Xmas Day 10am-2pm
DirectionsLondon Overground: Honor Oak Park. Bus: 63, 122, 171, 172, 484, P2, P3, P4, P12.
- Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
- Associated People
London Parks and Gardens Trust