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Cemeteries, burials and cremated remains

Cemetery opening times

Month Monday - Saturday Sunday and bank holidays
January, December 9am - 4pm 10am - 4pm
February, November 9am - 4:30pm 10am - 4:30pm
March, April 9am - 5:30pm 10am - 5:30pm
May, June, July, August 9am - 7pm 10am - 7:30pm
September, October 9am - 5:30pm 10am - 5:30pm

To find out how we can support you through this difficult time and the different options available, see our Bereavement Service guide.

Public notices

Oak Tree Memorial Garden

Plots are available at our Oak Tree Memorial Garden within a secluded part of Lavender Hill Cemetery. These plots are for cremated remains and are commemorated by a granite plaque. If you would like to purchase a plot, email the Bereavement Service.

Burials

Your funeral director will usually organise burials with us on your behalf. You can also arrange a burial and apply for a grave (PDF). Email us for more information on choosing a grave or visit us at the civic centre from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm.

If you are a grave owner, you can also let us know if you have changed your address (PDF).

Lawn graves

We provide lawn graves at our Strayfield Road Cemetery and Lavender Hill Cemetery. You can have a headstone and a small space in front to plant flowers. The rest of the grave area will be grassed over to be a lawn.

For more information on what you can have for a lawn grave, refer to our cemetery regulations (PDF).

Traditional graves

We provide traditional graves at Edmonton Cemetery, Lavender Hill Cemetery and Southgate Cemetery (PDF). You can have a full memorial with a headstone and kerb set to cover the grave. We recommend working with a registered mason to build your memorial.

For more information on what you can have for a traditional grave, refer to our cemetery regulations (PDF).

Burial chambers

We provide chambers below ground at Edmonton Cemetery that can hold up to two burials. You can have an engraved plaque and space for flowers. Once a burial has finished, the chambers will be sealed.

Mausolea

We provide an above ground mausoleum at Edmonton Cemetery that has single plots. You can have an engraved plaque and keepsake niche for cremated remains or personal items.

Cremated remains

We help you organise for cremated remains to be buried or scattered within cemetery grounds. Contact us on 020 8379 3767 or email us for details on how to bury or scatter cremated remains before submitting your application.

Garden of Rest

We provide plots at our Garden of Rest in Edmonton, Hertford Road, Lavender Hill, and Old Southgate Cemeteries.

Each plot has a 50 year lease which can be extended in periods of five years for an extra fee. You can also buy plots in advance for future use.

We will give you the next available space or you can select a plot for an extra fee.

Any memorials must be put up before the ceremony and your registered mason can fill out the request form on your behalf.

For more information on what you can have for cremated remains, refer to our cemetery regulations (PDF).

Garden of Remembrance

These plots are available at Edmonton Cemetery and can hold up to two containers of ashes. Plots are commemorated by standard 6" x 4" bronze plaques that can be ready after ashes have been buried. We can design and order your plaques, which will take approximately eight to ten weeks.

You can also scatter the ashes of a loved one at both Edmonton and Lavender Hill Cemeteries. A memorial plaque can be placed in a nearby area in commemoration.

Kerb side memorial plots

These plots are available at Lavender Hill and can hold up to two containers of ashes. Plots are commemorated by a standard 8" x 3.5" granite plaques that can be ready before or after ashes have been buried. We can design and order your plaques, which will take approximately eight to ten weeks.

Lawn graves for ashes

Lawn graves at Lavender Hill Cemetery are also suitable for the burial of cremated remains and can hold up to six containers of ashes. You can also scatter an unlimited number of ashes on the grave.

Find a grave

Contact us on 020 8379 3767 or email us to find the grave of a loved one or an ancestor. There is a £21.80 fee for each search. You should provide detailed information on:

  • date of death or date of burial
  • full name of the deceased