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A guide to searching for death and burial records in Southwark

Past burials places in Southwark

Section from Horwood’s Plan 1792-99 showing St John's burial ground, Southwark
Section from Horwood’s Plan 1792-99 showing St John's burial ground, Southwark

The following is a list of past burial places in Southwark and include nonconformist burial grounds. Unfortunately, many of the burial records for these places did not survive. See the section on Burial Records for guidance on accessing the burial records for some of these (areas will refer to former ancient parishes, vestries or metropolitan boroughs).

  • Aged Pilgrims' Asylum, Sedgmoor Place, Camberwell
  • All Saints' Church, Lower Road, Rotherhithe
  • Bandyleg Walk Burial Ground, Great Guildford Street, Southwark
  • Bermondsey Abbey Burial Ground, Bermondsey Square, Bermondsey
  • Bermondsey Roman Catholic Church, Parkers Row, Bermondsey
  • Butler's Burial Ground (St John's), Horsleydown, Bermondsey
  • St Giles Church, Camberwell
  • Chapel Graveyard, Collier's Rents, Bermondsey
  • Christ Church, Blackfriars Road, Southwark
  • Christ Church, Colombo Street, Southwark
  • Christ Church, Jamaica Road/Cathay Street, Rotherhithe
  • College Yard Burial Ground (St Saviour's Alms-house Burial Ground), Borough, Southwark
  • Colliers Rents Burial Ground (White Street Chapel), White Street (near Tabard Street), Borough
  • Cross Bones Burial Ground, Redcross Way, Borough, Southwark
  • Deadman's Place Burial Ground, Park Street, Borough, Southwark
  • Denmark Row Baptist Chapel, Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell
  • Dipping Alley Burial Ground, Fair Street, Horsleydown, Bermondsey
  • Duke Street Park Chapel Ground, Southwark
  • Dulwich Burial Ground, Dulwich Village, Camberwell
  • Dulwich College Chapel, College Road, Camberwell
  • Dulwich Picture Gallery and Mausoleum, College Road, Camberwell
  • East Street Baptist Chapel Ground, East Street, Walworth
  • Ewer Street Burial Ground, Borough
  • Flemish Burial Ground, Horsleydown, Tooley Street, Bermondsey
  • Goat's Yard Chapel Ground, Horsleydown, Bermondsey
  • Grove Chapel, Camberwell Grove, Camberwell
  • Guy's Hospital Burial Ground, Snowsfields, Bermondsey
  • Guy's Hospital Chapel, St Thomas Street, Bermondsey
  • Hanover Chapel, Peckham High Street, Peckham, Camberwell
  • Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Church Square, Southwark
  • Holy Trinity Church, Rotherhithe Street, Rotherhithe
  • Hoole and Martin's Burial Ground, New Bunhill Fields, Harper Road, Newington
  • Knight's Burial Ground, St George, Borough, Southwark
  • Lock (or Loke, St George the Martyr's Pauper Burial Ground) Burial Ground, near the Bricklayers Arms, Newington
  • Long Lane/Neckinger Road Chapel Ground, Bermondsey
  • Long Lane Quaker Burial Ground, Bermondsey
  • London Road Burial Ground, Southwark
  • Maze Pond Baptist Chapel Ground, Borough
  • Newington - solitary burial (near old Elephant and Castle pub)
  • New Bunhill Fields, Harper Road/Deverell Street, Newington
  • New Grotto Burial Ground, Great Suffolk Street, Southwark
  • Peckham Quaker Burial Ground, Highshore Road, Camberwell
  • Pepper Street Chapel Ground, Borough, Southwark
  • Red Cross Street Quaker Burial Ground, Borough, Southwark
  • St George the Martyr, Borough High Street, Southwark
  • St George the Martyr Churchyard, Tabard Street, Southwark
  • St George's Church, Wells Way, Camberwell
  • St George's Roman Catholic Cathedral, St George's Road, Southwark
  • St Giles Church, Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell
  • St James's Church, Thurland/Spa Roads, Bermondsey
  • St John's Church, Fair Street/tower Bridge Road, Horsleydown, Bermondsey
  • St John's Episcopal Chapel Ground, Penrose Street, Newington
  • St Margaret on the Hill, Borough High Street, Borough
  • St Mary's Church, Newington Butts, Newington
  • St Mary's Church, St Marychurch Street, Rotherhithe
  • St Mary's Church additional burial ground, St Marychurch Street, Rotherhithe
  • St Mary Magdalen's Church, Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey
  • St Mary Magdalene's Church, St Mary's Road, Peckham, Camberwell
  • St Mary Overy's Church (Southwark Cathedral), Southwark
  • St Olave's Church, Tooley Street, Horsleydown, Bermondsey
  • St Olave's additional burial ground, Tooley Street
  • St Olave's Union Burial Ground, Fair Street, Horsleydown
  • St Peter's Church, Liverpool Grove, Walworth
  • St Saviour's Church (Southwark Cathedral), Borough
  • St Thomas's Church, St Thomas's Street, Borough
  • St Thomas's Churchyard, St Thomas's Street, Borough
  • St Thomas's Hospital Burial Ground, St Thomas's Street, Borough
  • Sheer's Alley Burial Ground, Long Lane, Borough
  • Southwark Chapel Burial Ground, Hankey Place, Southwark
  • Surrey Chapel, Blackfriars Road, Southwark
  • Sutherland Chapel Ground, Liverpool Grove, Walworth
  • Syon House (Priory House), Peckham High Street, Peckham
  • Wesleyan Chapel Burial Ground, Staffordshire Street, Peckham, Camberwell
  • Worcester Street Quaker Burial Ground, O'Meara Street, Southwark
  • York Street Independent Chapel, Browning Street, Walworth
  • Zion Chapel Burial Ground, Borough High Street, Borough

With the kind permission of Ron Woollacott from his book Burial Places in Southwark: a Guide to Burial Grounds in The London Borough of Southwark Past and Present 2012. This book also provides details about the burial sites including dates when in existence. Available to view at Southwark Archives.

Cross Bones Graveyard, Redcross Street

Prostitutes who worked in the local area, known as the ‘Winchester Geese’, were buried there. Development of the site in the 1990s meant that around 150 skeletons were exhumed from the ground, some of which were put on display at the Wellcome Trust in 2008.  

For more information and the latest developments on this former burial ground, visit

Page last updated: 28 November 2023


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