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Crematory and Columbarium of Woking Crematorium, Woking

Description: Crematory and Columbarium of Woking Crematorium

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 January 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 290756

OS Grid Reference: SU9748457882
OS Grid Coordinates: 497484, 157882
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3117, -0.6027

Location: Hermitage Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 1TJ

Locality: Woking
Local Authority: Woking Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU21 1TJ

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Listing Text


5/55 Crematory and Columbarium
of Woking Crematorium


Columbarium and crematory 1879. 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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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