The most spectacular [crematorium] ... was Golders Green, London (1902) with a complex of red-brick chapels, arcaded cloisters, columbarium and towers designed by Sir Ernest George and Alfred B. Yeates. The renowned gardener William Robinson advised on the landscaping, being a director of the company and an enthusiast for the process. It was designed to be within easy driving distance of central London and rapidly became the most important crematorium in England. — Sarah Rutherford 57

Note: Photographs on this page by Robert Freidus.


The Crematorium




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Golders Green Crematorium: Garden of Remembrance Plan. Available from the crematorium reception.

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"North London Crematorium." Academy Architecture. Vol. 19 (1901). Ed. Alexander Koch. Architectural drawing No. 1691. Internet Archive. Contributed by Robarts Library, University of Toronto. Web. 24 February 2020.

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