The cemetery is laid out on a grid and near the entrance are austere family vaults; there are various gardens of remembrance, including rose gardens.
Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008), p316-19
For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=MER056
- Visitor Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsThe site is open daily 9am - 5pm except Christmas Day: 10am-4pm
DirectionsTube: Clapham Common, Morden (Northern) then bus. Rail: Streatham Common, Streatham Hill, Mitcham Junction then bus. Bus: 60, 118.
The New London Cemetery and Crematorium Ltd first proposed establishing a new cemetery in Mitcham in 1890, but nothing took place until 1907. At this time the Great Southern Cemetery, Crematorium and Land Company raised the necessary finance, purchased the site and opened the new cemetery in 1909. Although the Crematorium was planned from 1913 it was not built until 1936, the delay initially due to the outbreak of WWI.
- Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
London Parks and Gardens Trust