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Merton and Sutton Joint Cemetery

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West Surrey Family History Society holds only war grave information for this cemetery

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The cemetery is in Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Morden.

West Surrey Family History Society CD10(The Surrey Burial Index - 2nd edition 2009) has burial records for Morden St Lawrence for 1634 to 1865

WSFHS CD15 (Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI - 2nd edition 2009) has baptismal records for Morden St Lawrence for 1813 to 1876

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Friends of Surrey Cemeteries (Surrey Cemeteries: a survey, 2012):

Green Lane & Garth Road. Opened 1947. 57.5 acres of which 22 in use. Chapel and lodges. Adjacent to Morden/Battersea New Cemetery. Merton & Sutton Jnt BB, London B of Merton, 100 London Road, Morden, Surrey SM4 5DX.

Only 22 of its 57.5 acres are in use. Largest of post-war cemeteries in Greater London area. Grid iron layout. Monuments placed back to back. Architect was Albert Thomas who had designed Art Deco Institut Francais in Kensington. Beech trees along centre path. Sections for consecrated, unconsecrated, Jewish and Moslem burials. Ahmadiyya burial ground in Moslem section. Muslim and Catholic areas larger than general non conformist.

Visited in 2010 and found to be well-kept with an “elephant house” style chapel. The Moslem section was very tidy. Plot J seemed to be half-full of “guinea-graves” covering the immediate post-war period with up to 6 unrelated burials listed on standard headstones – one of these had been recently cleaned and a still-birth added at the base. Headstones in general were very ordinary and were quite closely packed in. The paths were tree-lined and the cemetery was tidy and alive. There were office and toilet/waiting room buildings at the entrance with a lot of activity in the cemetery.

DeceasedOnline has scanned plots 1 – 21,579 dated Apr 1947 to Jun 2010.[as at 2010]

Morden is in the London Borough of Merton.

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

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