Reception House, Hammersmith Cemetery, Margravine Road W6 - Hammersmith and Fulham

Single-storey octagonal brick building with a slate roof, circa 1869, probably by George Saunders. A rare survival, reception houses were built to provide temporary resting places for bodies prior to burial. The stone mortuary slabs on which the coffins rested still remain inside. The rainwater goods are inadequate and failing, and this has led to considerable deterioration of the stone dressings, brickwork and mortars. The Friends of Margravine Cemetery have funded a costed condition survey and discussions are underway to secure funding to carry out repairs.

Reception House, Hammersmith Cemetery, Margravine Road W6 - Hammersmith and Fulham
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Reception House, Hammersmith Cemetery
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1436663
  • Local Planning Authority: Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Chapel

Location

  • Building Name: Reception House
  • Postcode: W6
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hammersmith
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II, CA

Contact Details

Adam O'Neill (LPA) 020 8753 3318

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England