South West Middlesex Crematorium 7275

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The Crematorium gardens have gradually been extended and now comprise the North Garden, a Wild Garden, a Rose Garden and the main lawn. Memorials include the Book of Remembrance and Arboria wooden plaques, both located in the Remembrance Hall beneath the tower, and within the grounds are Wall Plaques, Rose Bushes and Bronze Kerbstone Plaques.

History

The Crematorium was designed by architect John Denman, Denman & Son, with a group of buildings planned on a symmetrical axis with a central Garden of Remembrance. On 6 October 1954 the President of the Cremation Society, Lord Horder, opened the new facility, the chapels and Gardens of Remembrance were dedicated by the Bishop of Kensington, Rt. Revd Cyril Eastaugh.

Visitor Facilities

The main gate is closed at 5pm (cars).

Detailed Description

South West Middlesex Crematorium opened in 1954 and now serves the London boroughs of Hounslow, Ealing, Hillingdon, Richmond and Spelthorne Borough Council. Surrounded at that time by open parkland, the site was chosen for 'its beauty and peaceful nature'. The group of buildings was planned on a symmetrical axis with a central Garden of Remembrance. The landscaped grounds have varied gardens behind the Crematorium building with numerous trees of many species; extensive rose gardens, and woodland areas.

Sources consulted:

Middlesex Chronicle 8 October 1954, 19 May 1988; History of Crematorium on South West Middlesex Crematorium website

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=HOU050

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The main gate is closed at 5pm (cars).

Directions

Rail: Feltham then bus. Bus: 111, 285
Associated People

Just one person associated to South West Middlesex Crematorium

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust