Inventory Site Record

Honor Oak Crematorium

Honor Oak Crematorium (Southwark)

Brief Description

Honor Oak Crematorium was established by the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell adjoining Camberwell New Cemetery, with c.2.43 hectares laid out as a Garden of Remembrance, opened by Lord Horder in 1939. The landscaped grounds include rose beds, numerous trees, and a long pergola near the main entrance erected in 1991.

Practical Information
Site location:
Brockley Way
Postcode:
SE23
Type of site:
Cemetery
Borough:
Southwark
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
1 April - 30 Sept: Mon-Sat 9am-7pm; Sun/BH 10am-7pm. 1 Oct - 31 Mar: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun/BH 10am-5pm. Xmas Day 10am-2pm
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
London Overground: Honor Oak Park. Bus: 63, 122, 171, 172, 484, P2, P3, P4, P12.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.southwark.gov.uk

Full Site Description

The Italianate crematorium 'with a chimney that resembles the cathedral campanile at Venice' (Meller) was designed by Borough Architect William Bell and Maurice Webb, son of Sir Aston Webb whose company had designed Camberwell New Cemetery. To the south of the building is the cloister and Columbarium. Among those cremated here were sculptor Otakar Steinberger (d.1939); author Henry Marsh later called Beram Shapurji Saklatvala (d.1976), Dr Harold Arundel Moody (d.1947), who founded the League of Coloured Peoples; and the Revd Canon George Potter (d.1960) called 'Father Potter of Peckham' who founded the Brotherhood of the Holy Cross

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008); Ron Woollacott, 'Southwark's Burying Places, Past and Present', Magdala Terrace Nunhead Local History publication, 2001; Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999.

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ360746
Size in hectares:
c.2.43
Site ownership:
LB Southwark
Site management:
Cemeteries
Date(s):
1939
Designer(s):
Maurice Webb and William Bell (Crematorium architects)
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:
None

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