West Surrey Family History Society holds only war grave information for this cemetery
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Friends of Surrey Cemeteries (Surrey Cemeteries: a survey, 2012):
A217. Opened 1929 14.9 acres, lodge and chapel.
London BC of Merton, Civic Centre, London Road, SM4 5DX. 0208 545 3666. Apr 1926 the UDC considered laying out a new cemetery at London road at a cost of £23,500.
Flat with minimal planting. Symmetrical layout with simplified gothic chapel. Many tombs to traveller families – Greys, Dixies & Hunts (attended Mitcham fair). Two unusual monuments – a diver’s helmet – anvil & hammer. Large lodge. Chapel designed by Chart & Sons. Hedged area of war graves, tall fir trees along road. Recent bronze figure of Mary holding Christ on grave near chapel. New graves only in lawn and cremated remains sections + public graves.
Visited in 2010 and found to be well-kept, little obvious vandalism, well supported with many flowers and wreaths – flower seller at gates. Quite full. Large chapel of Jan 1928 in centre of cemetery. Basic toilets. Rear lawn area restricted to headstones only. Trees along pathways. Hedge on north side, fencing to the south and west. No mausolea. Memorials crammed in but not broken, many black marble. CWGC plot with 22 headstones mainly Home Guard. Obviously a well visited cemetery.
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 Mitcham, St Peter & St Paul.
West Surrey Family History Society CD10(The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for: WSFHS CD15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for:
WSFHS CD29(A 2nd Collection of Metropolitan Surrey Burials Index) has burial records for Mitcham Zion Chapel from 1821 to 1894.
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Mitcham 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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