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Aldersbrook means ‘place by
an alder stream’ and comes from a fairly late farm name. Previously it was the
unexplained name of Naked Hall. The
suburb of, Aldersbrook was developed from 1899-1910, with gabled and
bay-windowed middle-class villas in a variety of styles. A parade of shops of
1904 provided by the ubiquitous J.H. Bethell of East Ham.
City of London
Cemetery. Founded by Corporation of London and laid out
in 1853 by William Haywood, surveyor to the Commissioners of Sewers. well looked
after and a good place to see an original of a Victorian cemetery on a grand
scale, complete with buildings. Straight
tree-lined roads with tombs fan out from the entrance with a relaxed winding route round the edge.
T. ragstone chapel has a steep
gabled roof and traceried windows; another chapel is French Gothic;
while a more sober Nonconformist chapel is octagonal, with a rose window. There
is a Gothic arcaded crescent of catacombs, partly converted to columbaria with
etched-glass entrance doors. crematorium
of 1971, a low building with patterned-concrete screen walls, and an flat
roof. There is an older crematorium from
1903 by D.J. Ross, the second to be built in London, its chimney disguised as a
tower. There are prominent monuments to
those whose remains reinterred from City churchyards – for example a Gothic
tower for remains from St Andrew and St Sepulchre 1871 by Haywood. In Forge Avenue beyond the Anglican chapel is
a Classical monument from St Olave Jewry and St Martin Pomeroy 1889 and at
Anchor Road are two mausolea of the 1860s in Greek style, for the Pedley and
Hasluck families. Haywood's own monument is a Gothic mausoleum near the
entrance gates, 1894. most monument are
obelisks and pedestals but one eccentric memorial is to Gladys Spencer 1931
with piano. There are many large trees -beech, oak and ash as well as some more
uncommon ones. Rhododendrons
Roman pavement found which could indicate a villa.
Baptist Church, 1908. .
immersion font in the end.
by C.H. Brassey, two storeys, one-storey Infants School
with classrooms around a central hall, added 1911