St Mary's Cemetery, Wandsworth (also known as Battersea St Mary's Cemetery, Battersea Rise Cemetery)7284

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

An L-shaped site, the cemetery was laid out on a grid pattern and still has its original cast iron entrance gates and brick gate piers. There are planted areas of flower beds and various trees, including avenue of ornamental cherries.

Visitor Facilities

Nov-Feb: Mon-Sat 8am-4pm/Sun 10am-4pm; Mar/Oct: closure at 5pm; April/Sept: closure at 6pm; May - August closure at 7pm. Christmas Day 10am-1pm

Detailed Description

St Mary's Cemetery opened in 1860, set up by St Mary's Burial Board in an area that was once part of Wandsworth Common. An L-shaped site, the cemetery was laid out on a grid pattern and still has its original cast iron entrance gates and brick gate piers, the gates decorated with religious motifs. The entrance lodge has been rebuilt but the small Gothic chapels remain, with porte-cochère between.

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008); LB Wandsworth, Wandsworth Common Conservation Area Character Statement

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=WND053

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Nov-Feb: Mon-Sat 8am-4pm/Sun 10am-4pm; Mar/Oct: closure at 5pm; April/Sept: closure at 6pm; May - August closure at 7pm. Christmas Day 10am-1pm
History

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust