Honor Oak Crematorium 7227

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The Italianate crematorium 'with a chimney that resembles the cathedral campanile at Venice' (Meller) was designed by Borough Architect William Bell and Maurice Webb, son of Sir Aston Webb whose company had designed Camberwell New Cemetery. To the south of the building is the cloister and Columbarium.

Visitor Facilities

1 April - 30 Sept: Mon-Sat 9am-7pm; Sun/BH 10am-7pm. 1 Oct - 31 Mar: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun/BH 10am-5pm. Xmas Day 10am-2pm

Detailed Description

Honor Oak Crematorium was established by the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell adjoining Camberwell New Cemetery, with c.2.43 hectares laid out as a Garden of Remembrance, opened by Lord Horder in 1939. The landscaped grounds include rose beds, numerous trees, and a long pergola near the main entrance erected in 1991.

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008); Ron Woollacott, 'Southwark's Burying Places, Past and Present', Magdala Terrace Nunhead Local History publication, 2001; Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999.

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=SOU041

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

1 April - 30 Sept: Mon-Sat 9am-7pm; Sun/BH 10am-7pm. 1 Oct - 31 Mar: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun/BH 10am-5pm. Xmas Day 10am-2pm

Directions

London Overground: Honor Oak Park. Bus: 63, 122, 171, 172, 484, P2, P3, P4, P12.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust