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Cemeteries and crematoriums

Lewisham has four cemeteries and one crematorium. Each year an average of 1,500 cremations and 700 burials take place.

This page gives contact details, facilities and opening hours.

Memorial safety inspection

In January 2019 we will continue the fourth year of a memorial safety inspection programme at cemeteries in the borough. Trained staff will perform a visualcheck and/or a hand test in line with the Council's memorial safety policy.

See cemeteries and plots where tests will take place

Hither Green

TT, SS, HH, FF, DD, AA, PP, P, M, R, U, J, DZ, BZ, AZ, A1, B1, C1, D1

Grove Park

A, B, Y, YY, J, I, MM

Ladywell

F, H

Brockley

H, B1, A1, F, D1, A2, A3, A4, A, D2, W, T

If you are a visitor to our cemeteries, you may see notices regarding the inspection at the cemetery entrance and on specific plots. If you would like to know more about this process or would like to report a potentially dangerous memorial, please contact the cemetery office on 0208 314 3210 or email bereavement@lewisham.gov.uk.

Ladywell and Brockley cemeteries are next to each other. You can walk from one cemetery to another.
Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries.

Contact

Brockley Cemetery

BROCKLEY CEMETERY, 347 BROCKLEY ROAD, CROFTON PARK, LONDON, SE4 2QY
Telephone: 020 8314 9635
Opening hours: March to October: 10am–5pm daily (main gates only) November to February: 10am–4pm daily (main gates only)

Grove Park Cemetery

Grove Park Cemetery, Marvels Lane, Grove Park, London, SE12 9PU
Telephone: 020 8314 9635
Opening hours: March to October: 10am–5pm daily November to 28 February: 10am–4pm daily  25 December: 10am–2pm

Hither Green Cemetery

Hither Green Cemetery Chapel, Verdant Lane, London, SE6 1JX
Opening hours: March to October: 10am–5pm daily (main gates only) November to February: 10am–4pm daily (main gates only)  
Telephone: 020 8314 9635

Ladywell Cemetery

Ladywell Cemetery, Ladywell Road, Ladywell, London, SE13 7HY
Opening hours: March to October: 10am–5pm daily November to February: 10am–4pm daily
Telephone: 020 8314 9635

Hither Green Crematorium

Opening hours: March to October Monday to Friday: Office and grounds 9am–5pm Book of Remembrance Room and Chapel 9am - 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday: Office closed. Crematorium grounds 10am–4.30pm. Book of Remembrance Room and Chapel 10am - 4pm. November to February Monday to Friday: Office and grounds 9am–5pm Book of Remembrance Room and Chapel 9am - 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday: Office closed. Crematorium grounds 10am–3.30pm. Book of Remembrance Room and Chapel open 10am - 3pm. Christmas Day & Boxing Day: Office closed Crematorium grounds 10am-2pm Book of Remembrance Room and Chapel 10am -1.45pm
Telephone: 020 8314 3210