Churchyards & Crematoria

There are four churchyards under Hounslow’s jurisdiction the maintenance of which is carried out by cemeteries staff. Generally they are closed to burial. They are maintained to a standard similar to the cemeteries, however during the winter months an in-depth maintenance programme is carried out.

St Leonards Churchyard Heston Road Heston

This is one of the largest churchyards in the country.  Interestingly the grave blocks were given names as opposed to numbers or letters.  Long Walk, Short Walk, The Embankment, May Tree Walk, Soldiers Row are just some the named plots.  A number of local business people and other inhabitants of Hounslow are buried here.

All Saints Churchyard Church Road Isleworth

Set by the Thames the Churchyard has a wonderful aspect.  One of the points of interest is the commemorative stone of victims of the plague. There are many large tombs of past patrons of the church and the Isleworth district generally throughout the centuries.

St Mary’s Churchyard, Bedfont

 

St Mary’s is a small ancient church set at the edge of picturesque Bedfont Green.  It has a pleasing appearance; particularly the topiary work ‘Yews shorn peacock like in form’ supposedly representing spinsters of long ago who each in turn spurned a suitor.

St Nicholas Churchyard Church Street Chiswick

Surrounding the church is the small churchyard where a number of notable figures, both local and international are buried. Most well known being the painter and social commentator William Hogarth and the Italian artist Foscolo, although his tomb is now empty. The church has recently undergone external renovation and coupled with this Cemeteries staff have carried out some maintenance improvement works to the burial ground with the co-operation of the churchwarden and the Vicar.

Crematoria

For all Crematorium enquires please call 020 8894 9001

There is one crematorium within Hounslow Council’s area; known ‘locally’ as Hanworth Crematorium; its proper title being South West Middlesex Crematorium. The administrative base is the Civic Centre Twickenham, although first point of contact should be the Crematorium 020 8894 9001.

The Crematorium is administered by a Board made up of representatives from the London Borough’s of Hounslow, Richmond and Spelthorne.

 

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