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New Brentford Cemetery

Introduction

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.

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

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

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

Owners

LB Hounslow

History

Period

  • 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
  • Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
Key Information

Type

Funerary Site

Purpose

Sacred / Ritual / Funerary

Principal Building

Religious Ritual And Funerary

Period

20th Century (1901 to 1932)

Survival

Extant

Hectares

1.71

Open to the public

Yes

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust