Romford Cemetery (also known as Crow Lane Cemetery)7267

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The cemetery is partially enclosed by 19th-century railings with ragstone gate-piers and two ragstone chapels, a Church of England chapel and a Non-Conformist chapel joined by a gothic porte-cochère. The cemetery contains utilitarian monuments with mown grass and some planting, including holly, cedar and flowering cherry, and rows of common lime and horse chestnut.

History

The cemetery at Crow Lane, Rush Green was established by the Romford Burial Board in 1871 when space ran out in the parochial cemetery, which is now the site of Coronation Gardens.

Visitor Facilities

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

Detailed Description

Crow Lane or Romford Cemetery was established by the Romford Burial Board in 1871 when space ran out in the parochial cemetery. The cemetery was taken over by Romford UDC in 1900 and is now run by South Essex Crematorium. It remains partially enclosed by its C19th railings, with ragstone gate-piers and two ragstone chapels joined by a gothic porte-cochère. The cemetery contains utilitarian monuments, with older graves near the chapels, and trees include holly, cedar and flowering cherry, rows of common lime and horse chestnut.

Sources consulted:

Victoria County History of Essex, volume VII, p.81; Recreation and Amenities Brochure 1970

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=HVG043

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

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

Directions

Rail: Romford. Bus: 103, 128, 174, 348, 499.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust