Meller calls Eastcote Lane "small, modest and dull", and he is right. A small attempt to jolly the place up has been made by planting palm trees around the red-brick chapel, but this seems only the emphasise the mundanity of the rest of the site.
Pinner Cemetery is not quite as bad as it was when Meller called it a "desperate wasteland". The chapel is neat and not unattractive; the hillside location could, with a little work, look much better than it does. Susan Dunford's red granite armchair is the only monument of note, but worth a visit. The rest of the site, if the sunken and lop-sided memorials could be tidied a little, and some landscaping done on the currently rather bleak hillside, would be a more pleasant place for the bereaved to visit. And visit they do: on the Saturday morning we were here, this was busy. A cemetery like this might not be forever, might not be worthy of preservation down the centuries, but while it's being used, it should be less bleak than Pinner currently is.