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Croydon, Mitcham Road Cemetery and Crematorium

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Croydon Crematorium, Croydon Cemetery. - geograph.org.uk - 29897
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Mitcham Road Cemetery is in the ecclesiastical parishan ecclesiastical parish is an administrative area within the Church of England or Roman Catholic church. It is distinct from the civil parish, a local government unit in England of Thornton Heath St. Jude which was formed in 1921 from the ecclesiastical parishan ecclesiastical parish is an administrative area within the Church of England or Roman Catholic church. It is distinct from the civil parish, a local government unit in England of Croydon Christ Church. This parish was itself created from the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Croydon in 1853.

There are just over 800 names in the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index for Mitcham Road cemetery from World War 1 and World War 2.
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Friends of Surrey Cemeteries (Surrey Cemeteries: a survey, 2012):

Thornton Road A23 & Mitcham Road A236.
Croydon Borough Council, Cemetery Office, Mitcham Road, Croydon CR9 3AT. 0208 684 3877. bereavement@croydon.gov.uk

Opened 1897. 43 acres. Chapels + later Crematorium.

Enlarged in 1935. Crematorium 1937 next door (designed by borough engineer and surveyor C E Boast), East chapel extension to crematorium in 1962 both of a good standard. Odd shape overall due to this. Entrances from Mitcham and Thornton roads.

Good late 19th C tile hung lodge and ordinary Gothic chapel. Mellor comments on good level of garden maintenance.

50,000 used plots no new burial space. Registers viewable at cemetery. Local authority has instigated “conservation areas” ie where grass is left unmown. Many complaints and visit from the CWGC – have agreed to maintain any plots which are subject to complaint.

When visited in 2010 found to be well maintained. Nice cremation chapels with decent waiting rooms (drink & snack machines) although buildings a bit blocky. Modern stained glass window in East chapel, seating for 120 mourners. Very extensive rose gardens, ponds and lawns. Offices on site manage cemetery + Queens Road + Greenlawns + mortuary in Thornton Road – very helpful receptionist.

Area of modern burials at Mitcham Road entrance on ground that had previously been bushes. Many smallish native trees, early paths still in place. Few major monuments but solid with headstones. New baby graves along paths on what was originally verges in front of burial areas. Maps at main intersections, also notice boards referring to reclaimed graves.


Mitcham Road Cemetery is in the London Borough of Croydon.


Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A., jr.. Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.




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