There is a WWI War Memorial near the entrance and a memorial to members of the public who were killed by a Zeppelin was erected in around 1920. Only the gothic Gate Lodge survives of the original buildings. The cemetery was described as being 'eminently picturesque' when it opened but it had degenerated into a disorderly and uncared for cemetery by the end of the century. Woodland has developed in the north-west area where sycamore dominates although there are other native trees such as ash, oak, hornbeam, hawthorn, white willow, yew, sallow, horse chestnut and poplar among a dense undergrowth, the graves barely visible.
John Archer, Bob Britton, Robert Burley, Tony Hare, Ian Yarham, 'Nature Conservation in Southwark' Ecology Handbook 12, London Ecology Unit, 1989; Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008); John Beasley, 'Southwark Remembered', Tempus Publishing, 2001; Ron Woollacott, 'Southwark's Burying Places, Past and Present', Magdala Terrace Nunhead Local History publication, 2001; Southwark Listed Buildings data
For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=SOU015
- Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts
Access contact details
1 April-30 Sept: Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5pm; Sat 8.30am-7pm. Sun/BH 10am-7pm. 1 Oct-31 Mar: closes at 5pm. Xmas day 10am-2pm.
London Overground: Honor Oak Park. Bus: 63, 122, 171, 172, 484, P2, P3, P4, P12.
- Features & Designations
The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building
- Reference: Lodge; gates, piers and railings on Forest Hill Road; monument to Charles Waters; James John Berkeley chest tomb; monument to Zeppelin victims; monument to Rebekah Horniman
- Grade: II
- Key Information
Open to the public
London Parks and Gardens Trust