The cemetery is owned and operated by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The cemetery is variously known as North Sheen Cemetery and Fulham New Cemetery.
North Sheen Cemetery is in the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Kew which was itself originally in the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Kingston
The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions index has war graves inscriptions for North Sheen Cemetery, plus just over 1,000 names for Kew St. Anne churchyard dating from the early 1700s to the 1980s
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Friends of Surrey Cemeteries (Surrey Cemeteries: a survey, 2012):
Mortlake Road / Lower Richmond Road, North Sheen. Opened 1905, 26 acres. Chapel and lodge.
Hammersmith & Fulham BC, Priors Bank, Bishops Park SW6 3LA. 0207 736 7181.
Perimeter wall is the best part of the cemetery. Lodge looks like ordinary house and layout is on a grid pattern. Little brick gothic chapel of 1929 designed by Fulham Borough Surveyor & Engineer – Arthur Holden. Modern stained glass 1953 by Antoine Acket. Monuments average except for two gaunt mausolea near the entrance (Broughton 1919). A large RC section with many Poles buried here. Lawn cemetery at north end.
Visited 2011 and found to be in many ways a less interesting mirror of Mortlake Cemetery over the road from it. Walls and metal railings along road.
Basic grid pattern with a bleakish feel, avenues of chestnuts. Chapel best feature – redbrick with stained glass windows and bell tower in centre of roof. Opposite a cottage style office and toilets, further along a “bus shelter” building.
Large yews , eucalypts and native plantings a number of oaks. Two mausoleums – a little “shed” on right of gates is tomb of Mrs A Thornton and on the other side a nicer granite building with corroding metal door through which two coffins could be seen – William Boughton died 21 Dec 1919 aged 76.
Memorials spaced out near entrance but serried ranks later on with back to back memorials and weed killed strips of grass. Many rosebushes near chapel. Individual war graves only. Much evidence of visiting relatives – flower stall at entrance. Rosegarden for 93 WWII civilians buried in cemetery and others who perished buried elsewhere. Conifers around sides.
WSFHS CD10(The Surrey Burial Index - 2nd edition 2009) has burial records for Kew St. Anne from 1714 to 1840 and from 1845 to 1865.
WSFHS CD15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for Kew St. Anne from 1714 to 1790 and from 1845 to 1876.
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North Sheen cemetery is 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.
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