Wealdstone Cemetery 7305

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The small burial ground is situated between Byron Recreation Ground and the back gardens of Kenton Avenue, with a row of evergreen trees along the east boundary. There is vehicular access through the recreation ground to the cemetery gates.

History

Wealdstone Cemetery was established by Roxeth Burial Board in 1902, the first burial taking place on 8 November in that year.

Visitor Facilities

Nov/Dec: 9am - 4.30pm; Jan-Mar/Oct: 9am - 5.30pm; April/Sept: 9am - 7pm; May-August: 9am - 8pm.

Detailed Description

Wealdstone Cemetery was established by Roxeth Burial Board in 1902, the first burial taking place on 8 November in that year. The boundary with Byron Recreation Ground is hedged, and the cemetery's original stone and brick banded gate piers and entrance gates are of the same design as those at the recreation ground entrance. The Cemetery Superintendent's house was originally the gatehouse at the entrance to the recreation ground on Stuart Road. Serpentine tarmaced paths run through the cemetery, which has some scattered trees and a number of flower beds, with gravestones and monuments set in grass.

Sources consulted:

Ben Weinreb & Christopher Hibbert, 'The London Encyclopaedia' (Macmillan, revised ed. 1993)

For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=HRW054

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Nov/Dec: 9am - 4.30pm; Jan-Mar/Oct: 9am - 5.30pm; April/Sept: 9am - 7pm; May-August: 9am - 8pm.

Directions

London Overground/Rail/Tube (Bakerloo): Harrow & Wealdstone. Bus: H10
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust