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Crematorium, Camberwell New Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.454 / 51°27'14"N

Longitude: -0.0438 / 0°2'37"W

OS Eastings: 536018

OS Northings: 174595

OS Grid: TQ360745

Mapcode National: GBR JF.5MD

Mapcode Global: VHGR7.6Q67

Entry Name: Crematorium, Camberwell New Cemetery

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378379

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470678

Location: Southwark, London, SE4

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Peckham Rye

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Honor Oak Park, St Augustine

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


636-1/66/113 (South East side)
Crematorium, Camberwell New Cemetery


Crematorium. 1939. Maurice Webb. Red brick plinth. Grey brick
in Flemish bond and stone dressings. High pyramidal roof
sheathed in copper to tower-cum-stack; hipped roof of green
pantiles to chapel.
STYLE: Italian Renaissance manner, stylised and showing the
influence of contemporary Scandinavian design.
PLAN: shallow, square chancel of one bay; nave of 2 bays, and
narthex. Ancillary structures to ritual south-east. Loggia of
7 bays to ritual east. Offices and stack to north and
EXTERIOR: west elevation has 3 flat-arched entrances, the
centre of which has a semicircular tympanum with low relief
carving of the Holy Spirit. Elevation has a definite
Brunelleschian air, divided into 3 bays by 4 giant pilasters
of the Composite order, quarter pilasters to porch re-entrant
corners. Tower square in plan with flush corner quoins, the
whole recalling the tower of St Mark's in Venice.
Of particular note is the east elevation, with round-arched
loggia between end bays, the rear wall bearing memorial
plaques and pierced by round-arched openings leading to chapel
and offices. Post WWII additions to the ritual north.
INTERIOR: plain walls, with high windows; coffered ceiling;
moulded chancel arch springing from fluted piers. Seating and
furnishings of an original design.
A subtle and handsome design which expresses the gravity of
its purpose.

Listing NGR: TQ3601874595

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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