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Sutton Cemetery

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Sutton cemetery is managed by the London Borough of Sutton.

The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions index has just over 250 names from war graves in this cemetery.

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

Alcorn Close, Oldfields Road A217.

Opened 1889, 19.5 acres, chapel and offices. Sutton BC, St Nicholas Way, Sutton SM3 9PX. 02086 449 437.

Electricity pylons straddle the cemetery and there is a neighbouring sewage works. New mortuary by entrance. Well maintained. Small Gothic chapel by E W Crickmay.

Visited 2007 - Large area with unused space. Well maintained with avenue of trees in old area. View across industrial estate not pretty! Fairly open and large number of memorials. Smallish area used for early pauper burials in hollow almost out of sight. Very helpful lady from cemetery office. Good toilets. Topple testing to start this month. Not much subsidence.

Prior to its opening there was a local government enquiry in 1886 due to concerns about contaminating the water table. The medical superintendent of Banstead Asylum referred to wells within 300yds of its cemetery some 300ft deep which held pure water. Ground conditions there were similar to Sutton. 3 extensions since opened in 1889. Now covers 19.5 acres. Good mature hedge all around perimeter. CWGC Cross of sacrifice.

Large Renaissance style headstone to 5 munitions workers killed during Great War at Brocks munitions factory nearby. Charles Pratt aged 30 5 Sep 1916 – Ernest Potier aged 29 7 Sep 1916 – Eliza Bailey aged 22 14 Nov 1916 – William Groombridge aged 37 9 Mar 1917 – Charles Yarrow aged 23 11 Mar 1919.

The cemetery is in the modern 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 Morden Emmanuel
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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