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Crematory and Columbarium of Woking Crematorium

A Grade II Listed Building in St John's, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.3117 / 51°18'42"N

Longitude: -0.6027 / 0°36'9"W

OS Eastings: 497484

OS Northings: 157883

OS Grid: SU974578

Mapcode National: GBR FBJ.QFT

Mapcode Global: VHFV7.H9Q8

Plus Code: 9C3X896W+MW

Entry Name: Crematory and Columbarium of Woking Crematorium

Listing Date: 6 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378246

English Heritage Legacy ID: 290756

ID on this website: 101378246

Location: Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21

County: Surrey

District: Woking

Electoral Ward/Division: St John's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Woking

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Woking St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Crematory and Columbarium
of Woking Crematorium


Columbarium and crematory 1879. Red brick, stone dressings; plain tiled roofs.
Rectangular plan, extending from the south side of the Chapel. 2 storeys, 4
bays long with alternating lancet windows and buttresses. Double board doors
to right of centre, former entrance in left hand return front is now a shrine
of remembrance.

Interior: Columbarium containing ashes and urns in partition walls, barrel
vaulted. Both the Columbarium and the Crematory are the first of their type
in the country, the first legal cremation in Great Britain being 26 March 1885
at Woking.
(A Crosby : History of Woking (1982) pp. 107-8)

Listing NGR: SU9748457892

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