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Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemeteries

Introduction

The cemetery has a pair of Early English style chapels, Church of England and Non-conformist, which were designed by Benjamin Ferrey. The cemetery has fine trees, including a good spread of ornamental conifers, notably Wellingtonias, cypresses, cedars and araucaria.

Location, Area, Boundaries, Landform and Setting

Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery opened in 1856, a notably early municipal cemetery.

Entrances and Approaches

At the main entrance on Hillingdon Hill is the original gatehouse with its entrance arch. The cemetery has a pair of Early English style chapels, Church of England and Non-conformist, which were designed by Benjamin Ferrey. The cemetery has fine trees, including a good spread of ornamental conifers, notably Wellingtonias, cypresses, cedars and araucaria. A mature Araucaria is beyond the wall to the south, and also a fine old oak pollard from the pre-cemetery landscape.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

9am - 4pm (November-February); - 5pm (March/October); - 6pm (April); - 7pm (September); - 8pm (May - August). Sun/Good Fri/BH/Xmas Day opens 10am

Directions

Tube: Uxbridge (Piccadilly, Metropolitan) then bus. Bus: 207, 207A, 607, A10, 724, U4.

Owners

LB Hillingdon

History

Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery, includes the grave of Rifleman William Thomas Buckner who died on 23 October 1918. He served with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the First World War.

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Associated People
Features & Designations

Designations

  • Green Belt

Features

  • Chapel (featured building)
  • Description: Pair of Early English style chapels
  • Trees
  • Description: The cemetery has fine trees
  • Gatehouse
  • Description: Original gatehouse with its entrance arch.
Key Information

Type

Cemetery

Purpose

Cemetery

Principal Building

Cemetery

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

References

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust