All Saints Churchyard

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All Saints Churchyard

Location
The Chase
Cranham, London Borough of Havering, Greater London, RM14 3YB England
Memorials 29 added (21% photographed)

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Cranham is a place in the London Borough of Havering. on the northern flood plain of the River Thames, about 18 miles from London.Its name is first recorded in 1086 as Craohv or "Cravoho". The -oho suffix means a spur of land or a ridge in the landscape, sometimes appearing modernly as a "Hoo" Locally, Cranham is still sometimes referred to as a village despite forming the easternmost edge of London's suburbs. From 1894 Cranham parish formed part of the Romford Rural District of Essex. All Saints Church is recorded from as early as 1254. It comprises nave, chancel, steeple (with broach spire), and a small porch. The old church was demolished just after Christmas 1873, The new church stands on the same spot as its predecessor, and apart from the new tower, used the same foundations. The present All Saints building is built of stone in the early English style. In 1958, the choir stalls and altar rail were given by the National Society of Colonial Dames of the USA, and the woodwork bears the arms of the State of Georgia, and of General James Oglethorpe, (d. 1785)owner of Cranham Hall Manor and who was the most famous resident of Cranham. It was he who founded the 13th and last American colony, which is now the State of Georgia, USA. He is buried alongside his wife, Elizabeth at the centre of the chancel.Such is General Oglethorpe's eminence that in 1925 his remains were requested to be moved to the Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, USA, however this request was refused.The links forged with America are still maintained today.

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GPS Coordinates: 51.55228, 0.26603

  • Added: 2 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1971131