New Brentford Cemetery 7249

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The cemetery has its original entrance gates and gate piers, with pine trees planted along the drive to the small brick chapel with its picturesque spire, and at the perimeter at the western end. In front of the chapel, the Great War Cross.

History

New Brentford Cemetery was opened in 1903, the C of E section consecrated by the Bishop of Kensington in May of that year.

Visitor Facilities

9am - 4pm (Nov-Feb); - 5.30pm (Mar/Oct); - 7pm (Apr/May/Aug/Sept); - 8pm (Jun/July). Xmas Day 9am-2pm

Detailed Description

New Brentford Cemetery was opened in 1903, the C of E section consecrated by the Bishop of Kensington in May of that year. The cemetery has its original entrance gates and gate piers, with pine trees planted along the drive to the small brick chapel with its picturesque spire, and at the perimeter at the western end. In front of the chapel, the Great War Cross was erected by the Imperial War Graves Commission and unveiled by Col Horlock in April 1925. Of Portland stone with a cross of St George, this was a replica of those placed on the battlefields of France, Belgium and Gallipoli. The cemetery is bordered by the railway and has chain link fencing at the eastern end, beyond which are still fields.

Sources consulted:

Middlesex Chronicle 4 April 1925

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=HOU037

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

9am - 4pm (Nov-Feb); - 5.30pm (Mar/Oct); - 7pm (Apr/May/Aug/Sept); - 8pm (Jun/July). Xmas Day 9am-2pm

Directions

Tube: Hounslow West (Piccadilly). Bus: H28
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust