Surrey Churches Index

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East Sheen Cemetery

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East Sheen cemetery
© David Howard / East Sheen cemetery via Wikimedia Commons

East Sheen Cemetery is located 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 Richmond Holy Trinity.

The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Library holds war grave information for East Sheen Cemetery
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Friends of Surrey Cemeteries (Surrey Cemeteries: a survey, 2012):

Lower Grove Road, Queens Road, Richmond. Opened 1905, 16 acres. Chapel 1906.

Richmond BC, East Sheen Cemetery Office, Sheen Road, Richmond TW10 5BJ. 0208 876 4511.
The Council website includes a history of the cemetery and enables the burial records to be searched online.

Avenue of plane trees leads into cemetery. Chapel designed by Reginald Rowell (he is buried here) is Gothic. Eclipsed by Lancaster monument of a mourning bronze angel by Sydney March – so magnificent it seems out of place in a good but utilitarian cemetery.

Visited 2006. Well kept with good mature planting and some nice memorials. Decent notice boards including maps of the cemetery. Entry avenue of plane trees – a quiet haven in a city environment. 16 acres in a narrow V shaped plot linked at one side to Richmond New but with a somewhat less municipal feel than Richmond New. Chapel marked Barnes UDC 1906. Very clean toilets. No mausolea but some nice modern memorials.

WSFHS CD15(The Surrey Burial Index) has christening records for Richmond Holy Trinity from 1870 to 1875. See our sales page for more information (opens in a new page).

The area is sometimes known as Sheen or East Sheen or as Richmond. They are localities in the London Borough of Richmond

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.

The Richmond Index will show you all the churches and cemeteries we know of in that part of the London Borough of Richmond which was in the Ancient County of Surreythe Ancient County means Surrey before the administrative counties were created in 1889.

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