rating button

Southwark Council would like to use cookies to store information on your computer, to improve our website. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set.

You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy notice.

Jump to content | Change font size and colours |

| or register?

Choose a service...

We're building a new website...

Sections including Council Tax are available on our beta site. We're adding new sections all the time - we've recently added Business rates. Please give them a try and tell us what you think...

Find out more.

Cemeteries

Camberwell Old Cemetery

The entrance for the cemetery is located on Forest Hill Road.

Getting there

Train

Nearest train station is Honor Oak Park and Peckham Rye train station is a short distance away.

Bus

From Peckham Rye station you can catch buses 63, 363 and P13.
There are bus stops on Brenchley Gardens, Forest Hill Road and Underhill Road.

Car or bike parking is available. There is no designated parking area.

History

In the 1850s, The Camberwell Burial Board was established to solve the problem of Camberwell's burial shortage in its churchyards. In 1855 the board bought 30 acres of meadow land and established it as the Burial Ground of St Giles, Camberwell.

The cemetery has fine examples of gothic revival architecture. The lodge and chapels were designed by George Gilbert Scott's architecture firm who also designed St Pancras station and the Albert Memorial.

By 1984, 300,000 burials had been carried out at the cemetery. Camberwell New Cemetery was founded in 1901 in order to provide more space. The majority of burials now take place in this cemetery.

Opening hours

Cemetery grounds

  • 1 April to 30 September

    Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 7pm
    Sunday and Bank Holidays, 10am to 7pm

  • 1 October to 31 March

    Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 5pm
    Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am to 5pm

  • Christmas Day 10am to 2pm

Bookmark this page

Share this page

Cemeteries and Crematoriums

Address: Camberwell New Cemetery
Brenchley Gardens
London SE23 3RD

Email:

 

Contact us

Southwark Council
PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

Useful contacts...

Follow us What is this?

  • RSS feed
  • youTube channel
  • twitter account
  • facebook fan
  • flickr photostream