Streatham Cemetery 7289

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The cemetery has a formal layout with two chapels facing each other on either side of a circular processional route directly opposite the main entrance. The stone lodges and chapels were designed by William Newton-Dunn in the gothic style.

History

Streatham Cemetery was set up by Streatham Burial Board in 1892.

Visitor Facilities

Weekdays: 8am - 6pm (April-October)/ - 4pm (November-March). Weekends/Bank Holidays 10am - 6pm (April-October)/ - 4pm (November-March)

Detailed Description

Streatham Cemetery was set up by Streatham Burial Board in 1892. The cemetery has a formal layout with two chapels facing each other on either side of a circular processional route directly opposite the main entrance. The stone lodges and chapels were designed by William Newton-Dunn in the gothic style. Some of the older headstones have now been laid flat. Interesting monuments include the pile of granite blocks on the Krall grave (1903) and Henry Budden's small blue terracotta temple (1907). The cemetery is well planted and there are a number of historically interesting tombs, including that of Sir Wyke Bayliss (d.1905), President of the Royal Society of British Artists.

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999; Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008)

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=WND059

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Weekdays: 8am - 6pm (April-October)/ - 4pm (November-March). Weekends/Bank Holidays 10am - 6pm (April-October)/ - 4pm (November-March)

Directions

Tube: Tooting Broadway (Northern) then bus. Bus: 44, 77, 155, 270, 280, G1
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust