HILLINGDON and Uxbridge Cemetery is to be restored at long last- 14 months after it was devastated by fire.
On Christmas Eve in 2008, the cemetery caught ablaze, with the chapel severely damaged.
Now, 14 months later, Hillingdon Council have given the go ahead to repair and refurbish the existing chapel, based between Hillingdon Hill and Kingston Lane, Uxbridge.
The chapel is a Grade II listed building with gothic archways and features. Prior to its destruction, it was used for prayer by visitors to the cemetery.
The existing roof structure was destroyed entirely by the fire, and new clay roof tiles are to be installed, with a view to matching the existing stone structure.
Doors which also perished in the fire are to be replaced with new timber ledge and gothic arched double doors.
New lighting is also to be installed after the previous set up was also destroyed, while work will also be undertaken to remove soot stains.