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Records of births, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths

We keep records of the births, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths registered in the borough from 1837 to the present.

Cost of copy certificates: £11 each

Burial and cremation records

You can search burial and cremation records online.

Local history and heritage

Our archives go back hundreds of years and include information about Lewisham's famous residents and its fine architecture.

The local history department can help you research your family tree or find out about the history of your local area.

After the mid-1850s burial within civil burial grounds became more common and burials within parish churchyards rare. The Local History and Archives Centre holds some parish registers for the borough recording baptisms, marriages and burials. It does not hold records for Lewisham’s civil cemeteries and crematoria. For these records, contact Bereavement Services (details below). 

Useful websites


Register Office

368 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London, SE13 6LQ.