In order to protect staff and the public from coronavirus, and to ensure we can continue to provide critical services, we are closing council cemeteries to visitors from Saturday 4 April 2020. Attendance at the cemeteries will be by appointment only.
This applies to Edmonton Cemetery, Lavender Hill Cemetery, Strayfield Road Cemetery, Southgate Cemetery and Hertford Road Cemetery.
Memorial work will not be possible during this time except where it is required for a burial.
Enfield Council cemeteries are still operational for funerals. For funeral services at the graveside, families are limited to ten mourners and are asked to keep the services as short as possible, in line with government guidelines on social distancing. Council officers will be at the cemetery gates to assist.
We apologise for any inconvenience or upset this may cause. We are constantly reviewing the situation and if needed will make further changes to these restrictions.
You can contact us by email at email@example.com or call our office on 020 8379 3767.
We are making ongoing improvements to Southgate Cemetery, which will transform previously unused space into additional burial space. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the works.
|Month||Monday to Sunday (including bank holidays)|
|January, December||9am to 4pm|
|February, November||9am to 4:30pm|
|March, April||9am to 5:30pm|
|May, June, July, August||9am to 7pm|
|September, October||9am to 5:30pm|
To find out how we can support you through this difficult time and the different options available, see our Bereavement Service guide.
Contact us on 020 8379 3767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find the grave of a loved one or an ancestor. There is a £22.50 fee for each search. You should provide detailed information on:
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 email@example.com 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).
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.
After one year the grave area will be grassed over. Other grave coverings or surroundings are not allowed on the lawn area.
For more information on what you can have for a lawn grave, refer to our cemetery regulations (PDF).
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).
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.
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.
We help you organise for cremated remains to be buried or scattered within cemetery grounds. Contact us on 020 8379 3767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to bury or scatter cremated remains before submitting your application.
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).
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.
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.
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.