Parishes with plots in Brookwood Cemetery  
Parishes with plots in Brookwood Cemetery

Links with London parishes were developed through contracts with the Poor Law Guardians for the burial of the parish poor usually, but not necessarily exclusively, those who died in the workhouses. Although the promoters of Brookwood Cemetery anticipated that most metropolitan parishes would select Brookwood for their burial grounds, very few did so.

The lists which follow are not necessarily comprehensive. The parishes listed are distinguished further by identifying those which maintained separate burial grounds at Brookwood for their dead, and those without (as far as is known) identifiable plots within the Cemetery.

The Brookwood Cemetery Society organises guided walks during the course of the year, some of which feature these parish plots.

    Most of the Parish burials  where 3rd class. paid for by the parish.

This meant you had a individual grave, but no right to erect a memorial. Over the years these plots were reburied.

On the  right you can see unmarked graves in the  St Saviours, Southwark nonconformist ground.

About two thirds of the of the burials at Brookwood are unmarked.

Some London Parishes which used Brookwood Cemetery


St George's, Bloomsbury
St Giles'-in-the-Fields
St Luke, Chelsea
St Nicholas, Deptford

Dates using Brookwood
December 1854 - ?
January 1855 - ?
November 1854 - c1900?
November 1854 - c1900?
November 1854 - c1900?
February 1855 - c1900?

Some London Parishes with Designated Burial Plots at Brookwood Cemetery    

St Alban's, Holborn   
St Anne's, Soho (Westminster)         
St John, Westminster      
St Margaret, Westminster   
St Saviour's, Southwark 
St Stephen's, Kensington        
Swedish Church in London      

Dates using Brookwood

1863 - present
April 1855 - c1900?
April 1855 - c1910?
April 1855 - c1910?
November 1854 - c1900
c1910 - present
1857 - present
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