Cemeteries

Anyone can be buried in any of the following cemeteries.

Chingford Mount Cemetery

Only residents of the borough can get new graves and cremated remains plots. The deceased must have lived in Waltham Forest when they died. We will need to see proof of residency.

Walthamstow Queens Road Cemetery

This cemetery is now full and unable to accept new graves.

You must contact us if you want to erect a memorial or add an extra inscription to a headstone, even if you own the grave.

We will need to check the memorial or inscription to make sure it complies with our cemetery regulations.

Guidelines for memorials

Our guidelines for memorials are:

  • headstone - marble, granite or other stone to measure:
    height 36” (mandatory), width 36” maximum, thickness 4“ maximum
  • vase - marble or granite to measure: 8” x 8” x 8” mandatory.
    no more than two allowed per grave
  • temporary memorials in a wooden cross, can be erected providing they are not more than 36” in high

Memorial maintenance

The grave owner is responsible for:

  • maintaining headstones, kerbs or other memorials 
  • arranging suitable repairs when necessary
  • removing these to a safe  place outside the cemetery grounds unless laid down directly and safely on the plot

Search for burial records Click to get info

We can search our burial registers for a fee, or you can see the burial registers yourself.

For us to search, please download the form below, complete it and return it to us at the address in the Contact section below. You will need to include the correct payment by cheque. If you prefer to pay by other means, please contact us.

Grave searches request form (PDF 210KB)

If you'd like to see the burial registers yourself, please contact the Register Office to book an appointment. Usually appointments are arranged for Fridays.

 

You can walk your dogs in the cemetery but kept them on a lead and stay on the main drive. Please don’t walk your dog along the footpaths, grave rows or near grave memorials (except guide dogs).

Other cemeteries Click to get info

We do not own or manage the Cemeteries below. 

For more information about these Cemeteries, please contact them directly.

Waltham Forest Muslim Burial Trust Cemetery
Folly Lane
London E17
Shop: 020 8558 9948
Home: 020 8989 0400
Mobile: 07976 378 239

St Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
Langthorne Road
Leytonstone
E11 4HL
0208 539 2451

To enquire about other cemeteries in London, please contact a funeral director or the council the cemetery is in.

Exhumations Click to get info

You must get an exhumation licence from the Home Office. to exhume buried remains.

Contact Click to get info

For further information on cemeteries, burials or booking an appointment for a grave search, please contact us.

Chingford Mount Cemetery
121 Old Church Road
Chingford
E4 7JB

Phone 020 8524 5030
Email cemeteries@walthamforest.gov.uk