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