Nunhead Cemetery (All Saints) SE15 - Southwark

An important public cemetery designed by J Bunstone Bunning and consecrated in 1840. The layout of the cemetery skilfully exploits the undulating topography to create picturesque effects and vistas. Vegetation and self-sown saplings are disrupting historic monuments and obscuring the legibility of the landscape. The Local Authority is developing plans to restore the East Lodge, which is a longstanding building at risk, and has commissioned a comprehensive tree survey and memorial risk assessment to inform an updated Conservation Management Plan for the whole of the designed landscape.

Nunhead Cemetery (All Saints) SE15 - Southwark
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Nunhead Cemetery (All Saints)
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1000824
  • Local Planning Authority: Southwark
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Cemetery


  • Postcode: SE15
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Southwark
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Camberwell and Peckham
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
  • Vulnerability: High
  • Trend: Declining
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 13 LBs, part in CA