Chiswick New Cemetery 7194

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Chiswick New Cemetery was laid out on former water meadows and is between the busy Great Chertsey Road and the railway line. There are a large number of Russians and Poles buried here, a community that has lived in this area for many years.

History

The cemetery was opened in 1933; a further 6 acres were added to the west in 1989 on land formerly used for allotments.

Visitor Facilities

9am - 4pm (Nov-Feb); - 5.30pm (Mar/Oct); - 7pm (Apr/May/Aug/Sept); - 8pm (Jun/July). Xmas Day 9am-2pm

Detailed Description

Chiswick New Cemetery was laid out on former water meadows and is between the busy Great Chertsey Road and the railway line. The cemetery was opened in 1933; a further 6 acres were added to the west in 1989 on land formerly used for allotments. The rather imposing brick and Portland stone chapel was built in 1930s 'Great West Road style' (Meller) at a cost of £5,000; it is unconsecrated to enable interdenominational services. The entrance on the corner of Staveley Road and Great Chertsey Road has ornamental gates and a small brick shelter. There are a large number of Russians and Poles buried here, a community that has lived in this area for many years.

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=HOU016

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

9am - 4pm (Nov-Feb); - 5.30pm (Mar/Oct); - 7pm (Apr/May/Aug/Sept); - 8pm (Jun/July). Xmas Day 9am-2pm

Directions

Rail: Chiswick. Bus: E3, 190
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust