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Rippleside Cemetery

Introduction

The grounds were well planted, with notable cedars, holly, yew, laurel and bay. The most impressive monuments are near the chapel, and incude a marble triptych to Margaret Gow (d.1929) and family grave of the Kelly family. Today the cemetery has memorial and lawn-grave sections, dedicated children's area and a memorial garden.

Rippleside Cemetery is a large cemetery set up by Barking Parish Burial Board. It was opened in 1886, the first burial taking place in October of that year. The original C19th Lodge, gates and some original railings remain, together with the chapel, where the most impressive monuments are found. The grounds were well planted, and contain notable cedars, holly, yew, laurel and bay. The burial ground was extended to the east in c.1950. Today the cemetery has memorial and lawn-grave sections, a dedicated children's area and a memorial garden.

Sources consulted:

'A Century of Progress in Local Government in Barking'; Barking Urban District Council Minutes; James Howson 'A Brief History of Barking & Dagenham' (LBBD Libraries Dept, 6th ed 1990); Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons,'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008)

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=BAD019

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

1 Oct-31 Mar: M-F 10-4.30; S/S/BH 10-4; 1 Apr-30 Sept: M-F 10-7; S/S/BH 10-6

Directions

Tube: Upney (District; Hammersmith & City). Bus: 62, 287, 368.

Owners

LB Barking & Dagenham

Key Information

Type

Cemetery

Purpose

Cemetery

Principal Building

Cemetery

Survival

Extant

Hectares

5

Open to the public

Yes

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust