Garratt Lane Old Burial Ground 8749

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The burial ground was opened as a public garden with the original east-west path in the cemetery realigned to the south. In 2000 a semi-circular paved area backed by shrub planting was created off Garratt Lane with benches and sculptural light fixtures. A number of chest tombs and gravestones are set into the lawns.

History

Garratt Lane Old Burial Ground was in use as a burial ground from 1800 when the parish purchased a field to provide additional burial space when All Saints churchyard was full. The last burial took place here in around 1930 although Wandsworth Cemetery was established in 1878 and St Ann's Church was built in 1820 to serve the growing population.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Wandsworth Town. Bus: 44, 270
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust