Southgate Cemetery (also known as Edmonton and Southgate Cemetery, Old Southgate Cemetery)7276

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The entrance gates are flanked by stone piers and ornate Gothic railings, leading to a small area of formal planting. A small rustic lodge to the right of the entrance was erected in 1953 and is at the west end of the axial drive. There is no chapel but the parish church of Christ Church stands nearby. The cemetery has an orderly layout with paths on a gridiron pattern and graves in neat rows, with a good planting of cedars, laurel and yews. In one area the cemetery is subdivided by a substantial trimmed holly hedge, much of it over six feet tall.

Visitor Facilities

9am (M-Sat)/10am (Sun/BH) -4pm (Dec/Jan);-4.30pm (Nov/Feb); 5.30pm (Mar/Apr/Sep/Oct);-7pm/7.30 Sun/BHs (May-Aug)

Detailed Description

Southgate Cemetery was opened by Southgate Burial Board in 1880, and has a fine entrance with a small rustic lodge to the right that was erected in 1953. There is no chapel but the parish church of Christ Church stands nearby. The cemetery has an orderly layout with paths on a gridiron pattern and graves in neat rows, with a good planting of cedars, laurel and yews.

Sources consulted:

Webb C, revised ed. of Wolfston, P, Greater London Cemeteries and Crematoria, Society of Genealogists, 3rd ed. 1994; Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008); The Paul Drury Partnership for LB Enfield, 'Southgate Green Conservation Area Character Appraisal', 2008

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=ENF042

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

9am (M-Sat)/10am (Sun/BH) -4pm (Dec/Jan);-4.30pm (Nov/Feb); 5.30pm (Mar/Apr/Sep/Oct);-7pm/7.30 Sun/BHs (May-Aug)

Directions

Tube: Southgate (Piccadilly) then bus. Bus: 121, 299, W6
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust