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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

Plus Code: 9C3XFX34+JF

Entry Name: Crematorium, Camberwell New Cemetery

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378379

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470678

ID on this website: 101378379

Location: Camberwell New Cemetery, Honor Oak Park, Southwark, London, SE4

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Peckham Rye

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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BRENCHLEY GARDENS (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 two bays, and narthex. Ancillary structures to ritual south east. Loggia of seven bays to ritual east. Offices and stack to north and north west.

EXTERIOR: west elevation has three 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 three bays by four 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 World War II 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

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