Parishes and Churches

Links with London parishes were developed through contracts with the Poor Law Guardians for the burial of the parish poor usually, but not necessarily exclusively, those who died in the workhouses. Although the promoters of Brookwood Cemetery anticipated that most metropolitan parishes would select Brookwood for their burial grounds, very few did so.

The lists which follow are not necessarily comprehensive. The parishes listed are distinguished further by identifying those which maintained separate burial grounds at Brookwood for their dead, and those without (as far as is known) identifiable plots within the Cemetery.


Some London Parishes which used Brookwood Cemetery

Parish Dates using Brookwood
Bermondsey December 1854 – ?
Chiswick January 1855 – ?
St George’s, Bloomsbury November 1854 – c1900?
St Giles’-in-the-Fields November 1854 – c1900?
St Luke, Chelsea November 1854 – c1900?
St Nicholas, Deptford February 1855 – c1900?
St Paul’s, Deptford February 1855 – c1900?


Some London Parishes with Designated Burial Plots at Brookwood Cemetery

Parish Dates using Brookwood
St Alban’s, Holborn 1863 – present
St Anne’s, Soho (Westminster) April 1855 – c1900?
St John, Westminster April 1855 – c1910?
St Margaret, Westminster April 1855 – c1910?
St Saviour’s, Southwark November 1854 – c1900
St Stephen’s, Kensington c1910 – present
Swedish Church in London 1857 – present

Upcoming Events

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North Cemetery Entrance closure
21 June 2021 – 12 July 2021

The main entrance to the north side of the cemetery, off Cemetery Pales, will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians for approximately three weeks to allow for resurfacing works to be carried out. The north side of the cemetery is still open to visitors able to arrive on foot and can be accessed via the Brookwood Station underpass, the Red House carpark or military cemeteries.

Limited parking is available at Red House on weekdays for a maximum of 90 minutes and weekends. Alternative parking is available at Brookwood Station (charges apply). Funerals are taking place as normal and the Cemetery Team will provide details of the temporary access arrangements in place.The resurfacing works are part of a consented scheme to provide 450 new burials pots, additional parking, create a new wetland habitat and restore an area of the cemetery used as an illegal waste site by the previous owners.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the works.
If you have a question about accessing site, please call the Brookwood Cemetery Office.

Telephone No: 01483 472222