Tottenham Park Cemetery 7295

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The cemetery has a dense layout of graves on earth without grass. A central drive lined with lime trees leads to the small brick Gothic chapel, which is now disused and derelict. The Friends of Tottenham Park Cemetery was set up in the early 1990s and now undertake maintenance work, which has included a series of stepped wooden trellises with associated planting and seats to the right of the path leading towards the chapel. It has since been designated a Conservation Area.

History

Tottenham Park Cemetery is a small private burial ground dating from 1912 and adjacent to the older Edmonton Federation Cemetery. It was opened by Tottenham Park Cemetery Company and remains in private ownership. The cemetery was originally a paupers' cemetery.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open to the public, but opening times are not known.

Detailed Description

Tottenham Park Cemetery is a small private burial ground dating from 1912, which was originally established as a paupers' cemetery. A central drive lined with trees leads to the original brick Gothic chapel, since disused. It remains privately owned and is now particularly used for Muslim burials.The Friends of Tottenham Park Cemetery was set up in the early 1990s and has undertaken conservation works including a series of stepped wooden trellises with associated planting and seats.

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, 'Montagu Road Cemeteries Conservation Area Character Appraisal', 2006

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=ENF045

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open to the public, but opening times are not known.

Directions

Rail: Edmonton Green. Bus: 192, 363
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust