Overview

Cemeteries

The London Borough of Bexley are responsible for the municipal cemeteries in the borough.

Bexleyheath Cemetery

Banks Lane
Bexleyheath
DA6 7BH

Bexleyheath cemetery was opened in 1879.

Burials

It is not possible to purchase new graves for burials but there is the Lodge Garden of remembrance and the Memorial Garden suitable for burial of cremated remains.

Remembrance plots and burial of cremated remains

Lodge Garden of Remembrance

  • suitable for up to two sets of cremated remains
  • remains interred in a numbered plot
  • black vase with gold writing on surface of the plot

The Memorial Garden

  • suitable for the burial of up to four sets of created remains
  • 30, 50 or 75 year lease for the plot with the option to renew lease on expiry
  • sloping desk ledger tablets with a book consisting of black, white or red granite

Memorial plaques

  • engraved plaques or flower vases placed on perimeter wall
  • leased for 10 years
  • plaques also available on the planter in the centre of the Lodge Garden of Remembrance

Erith Cemetery

Brook Street
Erith
DA8 1DY

Erith cemetery was opened in 1894.

Burials

Earthen graves for full burials are not available. There are a range of underground burial chambers, sarcophagi and above ground mausoleum plots overlooking parkland.

Burial of cremated remains

There are a number of options for the burial of cremated remains:

  • garden of remembrance plots are suitable for two sets of ashes. Permitted memorials are a vase or small tablet which can be ordered from a memorial mason
  • half plots are suitable for up to six sets of ashes. Permitted memorials are a full headstone which can be ordered from a memorial mason
  • the Half Moon garden is suitable for two sets of ashes. Permitted memorials are black vases ordered from the Council

Hillview Cemetery

Wickham Street
Welling
DA16 3NL

Hillview cemetery was opened in 1995.

Burials

The main part of the cemetery is for full-size graves suitable for up to two burials and six sets of cremated remains.

The Memorial Garden contains a range of underground burial chambers with a choice of memorials.

Burial of cremated remains

Sanctum vaults

  • the memorial garden comprises a series of small pre-cast vaults sunk into the ground
  • each can take two sets of cremated remains in caskets or other containers of a pre-set size
  • the vault is sealed with a flat marble stone, recessed to take an inscribed memorial tablet
  • a granite vase is fixed to the vault and is included in the overall costs
  • the graves and vaults are leased for a period of thirty years with the option to renew the lease on expiry

Shell Garden and Sundial

  • plots are suitable for up to two sets of cremated remains
  • a black granite vase purchased from the Council is placed on top of the grave

Sidcup Cemetery

Foots Cray Lane
Sidcup
DA14 4NS

Sidcup cemetery was opened in 1912.

Burials

The cemetery is closed for full burials; however, there is the option of burying cremated remains. Precast underground burial chambers are available for two or three interments.

Burial of cremated remains

There are a number of options for the burial of cremated remains:

  • Rose garden of remembrance plots are suitable for two sets of cremated remains
  • the memorial is a black vase with gold writing ordered from the cemetery office
  • half plots for half-size graves for the burial of cremated remains can be purchased on a lease basis for 30, 50 or 75 years

For further information email cemeteries@bexley.gov.uk.

Opening times

The cemeteries are open every day, winter (October to March) 9am to 4pm, summer (April to September) 9am to 6pm. The cemeteries are manned Monday to Friday, except bank holidays.