Brompton Cemetry in winter
Brompton Cemetery

Welcome to Brompton Cemetery

Where the entire landscape was conceived as a garden as valuable for the living as for the dead.

Brompton Cemetery services

Brompton Cemetery is also a working cemetery and we are proud to offer burial space within this idyllic setting.

Burial services

Full information on burial services can be found in the Guide to Services, with information on pricing contained in the Burial Charges document.

Full burial plots

Plots are available in selected locations on the western side of the cemetery. They are sold with a 75-year lease and can be bought for either a single, double, or triple interment. Traditional monolith headstones may be erected a year after burial, while temporary wooden crosses may stay on the plot for up to two years. Plots can only be purchased for immediate interments.

Cremation plots

The Garden of Remembrance provides burial plots for ashes in a beautiful lawn setting. Each lawn plot is one square metre, and a standard size memorial may be set into the ground. There is space for up to four interments in each plot. Plot leases are for a period of 30 years and can be purchased for immediate interments. Ashes are to be interred in a biodegradable container or directly into the soil.

Procedure

We ask that seven days’ notice of interment is given. All paperwork must be completed and received prior to the interment, as well as any associated fees. Funerals can take place between 8am and 2pm on weekdays, excluding public holidays.

The Chapel

Our Grade II* listed Chapel is available to hire for services before your interment, as well as for a wake or memorial event after the interment has taken place. Hire of the Chapel is charged per hour and the costings can be found in the Burial Charges document. Our on-site catering concession Cooks & Partners have different food and drink options available for wakes and memorial events and full information can be found in the Wake Packages section of the website. 

Cemetery rules and regulations

Our regulations seek to provide a balance between individuals’ feelings and the need to continue a safe working environment which respects the heritage of the cemetery. Temporary wooden crosses may remain on grave spaces for up to two years. The decoration of graves is limited to laying flowers only; we do not allow visitors to plant any shrub or flower, erect any form of fencing or border, or place ornaments on graves. Unfortunately, if these items are placed on or around the grave, they will be removed at the discretion of the Cemetery Manager. Please get in touch if you require any further information, or if you would like to book an appointment with a member of our dedicated bereavement team.

Contact details

The team at Brompton Cemetery are available Monday to Friday from 8am-3pm to talk through your requirements and can be contacted using the form below or by phoning the cemetery office on 0300 061 2172.

Scattering ashes in the Royal Parks policy.

Burial Searches

Brompton Cemetery has over 205,000 burials, with 35,000 memorials marking the final resting place of loved ones. With over 39 acres and burial books dating back to 1840, the staff at Brompton can use their expertise and knowledge of the cemetery to pinpoint the locations of those interred.

Is the person I’m looking for buried at Brompton Cemetery?

You can start your search for free on our website listed below. Our burial registers are publicly accessible, and you can search with names and dates of death to find out if someone is buried in the cemetery. Search our burials database to access a free Burial plot location map. If you proceed with a burial search with us, the search fee is non-refundable. It takes time for our staff to carry out searches, and the fee covers the staff admin time.

What are my alternatives?

Our burial registers up until 1997 are held by The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, where the registers can be consulted for free. This will give you a location, and we are more than happy to provide a map with compartments listed for free. The landscape at Brompton Cemetery is managed very carefully on a rotating management regime. This means that at different points during the year some compartments can be difficult to navigate. Please be aware if you leave the maintained pathways you do so at your own risk.

Memorials

Not all graves have memorials and are less so for ‘common’ or ‘public’ graves. These can be difficult to find. In the office we can cross reference against other burials in the area to pinpoint the location of the grave.

Starting your burial search

You can purchase a burial search by clicking the link which will redirect you to the shop. Note that the fee payable is per search so if you wanted multiple burial searches, there would be multiple charges. Burial searches may take up to 2 weeks to complete, we are a very small team with one person conducting burial searches alongside other cemetery responsibilities. Purchase a formal burial search.