This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SU 95NE BOROUGH OF WOKING HERMITAGE ROAD
5/55 Crematory and Columbarium of Woking Crematorium
Columbarium and crematory 1885. 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
© Norman Wigg. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Wigg, Norman
Rights Holder: Wigg, Norman
Brick, Stone, Tile, Victorian Columbarium, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Funerary Site, Crematorium
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