Merton and Sutton Cemetery 7242

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

From the entrance is a wide drive leading up to the brick chapel, designed by Albert Thomas. Either side of the drive are rose beds and an avenue of ornamental trees.

History

Merton and Sutton Joint Cemetery was opened in 1947.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open weekdays: 9am-4pm (Nov - Feb)/ -5.30pm Mar/Oct); -7pm (Apr/Sept)/-8pm (May-Aug). Weekends: 10am - 4pm (Nov-Feb)/-5.30pm (Mar/Oct); -6pm (Apr-Sept)

Detailed Description

Merton and Sutton Joint Cemetery was opened in 1947. The entrance is through imposing gates with stone gate piers surmounted by urns, with a plain brick lodge to the left of the entrance, a smaller building to the right. From the entrance is a wide drive leading up to the brick chapel, designed by Albert Thomas. Either side of the drive are rose beds and an avenue of ornamental trees. There are trees particularly on the boundaries and some scattered evergreens and shrubs among the graves.

Sources consulted:

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=MER029

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open weekdays: 9am-4pm (Nov - Feb)/ -5.30pm Mar/Oct); -7pm (Apr/Sept)/-8pm (May-Aug). Weekends: 10am - 4pm (Nov-Feb)/-5.30pm (Mar/Oct); -6pm (Apr-Sept)

Directions

Tube: Morden (Northern) then bus. Bus: 413, 163 (walk)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust