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Inventory Site Record

Merton and Sutton Cemetery (Merton)

Brief Description

Merton and Sutton Joint Cemetery was opened in 1947. The entrance is through imposing gates with stone gate piers surmounted by urns, with a plain brick lodge to the left of the entrance, a smaller building to the right. From the entrance is a wide drive leading up to the brick chapel, designed by Albert Thomas. Either side of the drive are rose beds and an avenue of ornamental trees. There are trees particularly on the boundaries and some scattered evergreens and shrubs among the graves.

Practical Information
Site location:
Lower Morden Lane/Garth Road, Morden
Postcode:
SM4 4JX
What 3 Words:
loose.reduce.saves
Type of site:
Cemetery
Borough:
Merton
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
weekdays: 9am-4pm (Nov - Feb)/ -5.30pm Mar/Oct); -7pm (Apr/Sept)/-8pm (May-Aug). Weekends: 10am - 4pm (Nov-Feb)/-5.30pm (Mar/Oct); -6pm (Apr-Sept)
Special conditions:
dogs on leads
Facilities:
toilets
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Morden (Northern) then bus. Bus: 413, 163 (walk)
Research updated:
01/07/2011
Last minor changes:
14/07/2022

Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.merton.gov.uk/community-living/register/cemeteries/mertoncemeteries

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ233668 (523316,166848)
Size in hectares:
6.07
Site ownership:
LBs Merton & Sutton
Site management:
LB Merton Cemeteries Office
Date(s):
1947
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
None
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

No
Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:

No
Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:

No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No
In Conservation Area:
No
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
Yes
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Green Corridor

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