Sidcup Cemetery 7272

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The cemetery has no chapel but there is an interesting lodge decorated with burnt brick fragments. The planting is not profuse but includes Cedars and Araucaria as well as yew, and a hawthorn walk.

Visitor Facilities

9am - 6pm (summer: April-September); 9am-4pm (winter: October-March)

Detailed Description

Sidcup Cemetery opened in 1912, designed around a straight axial drive to a turning circle. The cemetery has no chapel but there is an interesting lodge decorated with burnt brick fragments. The planting is not profuse but includes Cedars and Araucaria as well as yew, and a hawthorn walk. The turning circle has three paths leading off asymmetrically, and across the north-east angle of the site there is a line of pollard limes. There are gardens of remembrance, and a new section of the cemetery was opened in Spring 2003.

Sources consulted:

C Webb revised ed. of P Wolfston 'Greater London Cemeteries and Crematoria', Society of Genealogists, 1994

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=BEX052

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

9am - 6pm (summer: April-September); 9am-4pm (winter: October-March)

Directions

Rail: Albany Park c.100m to east. Bus: 269, B14*.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust