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Cemeteries

Camberwell Old Cemetery

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

Getting there

Train

nearest stations are Crofton Park and Honor Oak Park

Bus

Bus stops on Brockley Road: 122, 171, 172, P4
Bus stops on Brockley Way: 484 P2, P3, P4
Bus stops on Brenchley Gardens: P12
Bus stops on Forest Hill Road: 63

 

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

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Cemeteries and Crematoriums

Address: Camberwell New Cemetery
Brenchley Gardens
London SE23 3RD

Tel: 020 7525 5600

Fax: 020 7732 3557

 

Contact us

Southwark Council
PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

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