Queen's Road Cemetery, Croydon 7262

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

Much remains of the original layout shown on the 1st edition OS of 1863, which has a central walk heavily planted with cedars, holly and yew, and other notable trees include limes, yews, horse chestnuts and cedars planted amongst the graves. Symmetrical curving paths lead off the central path, again largely surviving from the original layout, some are now asphalted and others are traceable in the grass. The cemetery buildings include a pair of linked chapels by E C Robins.

History

Following the establishment of Croydon Burial Board in 1859, Queen's Road Cemetery was the first cemetery in Croydon, founded in 1861.

Visitor Facilities

8am - dusk (October - March 5pm/ April - September 7pm)

Detailed Description

Following the establishment of Croydon Burial Board in 1859, Queen's Road Cemetery was the first cemetery in Croydon. It was founded in 1861 and much remains of the original layout, which had a central walk heavily planted with trees, including those planted amongst the graves. Symmetrical curving paths lead off the central path. Buildings include a pair of linked chapels linked, a lodge, stone gate piers and fine railings on Queen's Road. The older part of the cemetery east of the chapels contains the more interesting monuments, with memorials to important local people.

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008); LB Croydon, 'Local List of Historic Parks & Gardens', December 2008

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=CRO058

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

8am - dusk (October - March 5pm/ April - September 7pm)

Directions

Rail: Selhurst, Thornton Heath then walk. Bus: 50, 468
History

Period

  • Mid 19th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust