Design

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and Captain Arthur James Scott Hutton. Hutton was appointed to the Commission as Assistant Architect in France, Belgium and Germany, working with Blomfield, Sir Herbert Baker and Sir Edwin Lutyens.

 

Sheltered from the road by a brick retaining wall, the cemetery is surrounded by farmland. The entrance has large cast iron gates and the dates 1914-1920 are inscribed above the entrance. The cemetery is organised into 35 sections and the graves are closely spaced.

Architects and Designers

Sir Reginald Blomfield and Captain Arthur James Scott Hutton

Sir Reginald Blomfield

Sir Reginald Blomfield

Sir Reginald Blomfield was born in 1856. One of the first three architects commissioned to design the cemeteries and memorials, he was appointed Principal Architect for France in 1918. Considered the most conventionally patriotic of the Commission's architects, Blomfield designed Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium, one of the most well-known war memorials.