Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium (also known as Hendon Park Cemetery)7223

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The cemetery has a rural ambience, with a stream running through it crossed by a number of rustic bridges, and, like Abney Park Cemetery, in its early days Hendon Cemetery boasted thousands of trees. Within the cemetery layout today are various separate sections devoted to particular nationalities: Russian, Greek, Swiss and Japanese, the latter planned as a traditional Japanese garden with firs and Cherry trees.

History

Hendon Park Cemetery was founded by the Abney Park Cemetery Company. Alfred Bonella designed the flint-faced chapel in the centre of the cemetery, which opened in July 1903. The Crematorium was added in 1922, built within cloisters that adjoined the chapel.

Visitor Facilities

8.30am - 4.30pm (October-February)/5.30pm (Mar-April)/7pm (May-September)

Detailed Description

Hendon Park Cemetery was founded in 1899 by the Abney Park Cemetery Company. Entered through a gatehouse 'inspired by old Hertfordshire churches', the cemetery has a rural ambience, with a stream running through it, and in its early days boasted thousands of trees, now somewhat depleted. In the centre is the flint-faced chapel, to which the Crematorium was added in 1922. The cemetery has separate sections devoted to particular nationalities, including Russian, Greek, Swiss and Japanese, the latter laid out as a traditional garden.

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons,'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008); Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England: London 4: North' (Penguin, 1998)

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=BAR032

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

8.30am - 4.30pm (October-February)/5.30pm (Mar-April)/7pm (May-September)

Directions

Tube: Mill Hill East (Northern) then bus. Bus 221, 240.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust