Rainham Cemetery 7264

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Features of Rainham Cemetery include a small cemetery chapel with a glass screen, and railings.

History

Rainham Cemetery was opened in 1902. Some sources give the opening date of this cemetery as 1871, but maps of the area suggest otherwise.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open daily April to October 9am - 7pm; November to March 9am - 4pm.

Detailed Description

Rainham Cemetery was opened in 1902, the first burial taking place in that year. There is a small cemetery chapel with a glass screen, railings. Even in the 1920s the surrounding area was entirely undeveloped and the cemetery was surrounded by fields. Upminster Road North, however, is marked as a route on earlier maps.

Sources consulted:

Victoria County History, History of Essex

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=HVG037

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open daily April to October 9am - 7pm; November to March 9am - 4pm.

Directions

Rail: Rainham. Bus: 165, 287
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust