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Churches Using Brookwood Cemetery

List of Churches and Parishes Known to Have Used Brookwood Cemetery



This list is based on my ongoing research into Brookwood Cemetery. It contains the names of 35 churches and parishes that are known to have used Brookwood Cemetery for burials. The list is not necessarily exhaustive, but I believe it to be fairly comprehensive.


The London Necropolis Company encouraged churches to use its cemetery so that those who had been united in life would not be separated in death.


Links with London parishes developed through contracts with the Poor Law Guardians for the burial of the poor usually, but not exclusively, for those who died in workhouses or infirmaries.


Some London parishes arranged to have ground set aside for their dead at Brookwood, but most did not do so.


Other links developed due tot he removal and reburial of human remains from churchyards and crypts to Brookwood Cemetery. There were many reasons for these removals: the insanitary state of the crypt or churchyard, the need to use the space in the crypt for other purposes, or metropolitan improvements such as new railway or road construction.


There is a similar page for institutions and organisations known to have used Brookwood Cemetery.


The list will be updated and amended as necessary. If you are aware of any errors or omissions, then please feel free to contact me.




Parish

Known Dates

All Hallows the Great & Less (church largely demolished 1893-96)

Reburial of human remains

Bermondsey

December 1854 onward

The Charterhouse

Reburial of human remains from the chapel (1898)

Chiswick

January 1855 onward

Hanover Chapel (demolished 1896-97)

Reburial of human remains

Holy Trinity, Kingsway (church demolished in 1909 and rebuilt)

Reburial of human remains (1909)

St Alban the Martyr, Holborn

1863 - present

St Anne’s, Soho

April 1855 onward

St Antholin, Budge Row (demolished 1874-75)

Reburial of human remains

St Botolph Without, Aldersgate

Reburial of human remains

St Clement Danes

Reburial of human remains (1900)

St George the Martyr, Southwark

Reburial of human remains from the crypt (1899)

St George’s, Bloomsbury

November 1854 onward

St George’s, Botolph Lane (demolished 1904)

Reburial of human remains from the crypt (1902)

St George's in the East

(Link to the list of names recorded by the church)

Reburial of human remains from the crypt (1960)

St Giles’-in-the-Fields

November 1854 onward

St James’s, Westminster

October 1858 onward

St John, Clerkenwell

Reburial of human remains from the crypt (1894)

St John, Westminster

April 1855 - c1922

St Luke, Chelsea

November 1854 onward

St Magnus the Martyr

Reburial of human remains

St Martin’s-in-the-Fields

1865 onwards

St Martin’s Ludgate Hill

Reburial of human remains from the crypt (1893-94)

St Mary Newington

March 1858 onward

St Marylebone

Reburial of human remains from the crypt (1983)

St Michael’s, Fish Street Hill

Reburial of human remains from the burial ground (1987)

St Michael, Wood Street (demolished 1896-97)

Reburial of human remains

St Mildred, Bread Street (destroyed in the blitz)

Reburial of human remains from the crypt (1898)

St Nicholas, Deptford

February 1855 - c1900

St Olave, Tooley Street (demolished 1926-28)

Reburial of human remains

St Paul’s, Deptford

February 1855 - c1900

St Peter’s Walworth

Reburial of human remains (1894)

St Saviour’s, Southwark (now Southwark Cathedral)

November 1854 onward

St Stephen’s, Kensington

c1905 - present

St Swithin’s, London Stone (church destroyed in the blitz)

Reburial of human remains

Swedish Church in London

1857 - present