Brookwood Cemetery first opened in 1854 and was at one time the largest cemetery in the world. Today, it continues to be the largest cemetery in Western Europe and since its opening, approximately 250,000 people have been laid to rest within the beautiful grounds.
The cemetery, comprising of approximately 400 acres of burial land, is divided into many smaller plots by a multitude of roads and avenues that boast magnificent trees and shrubs throughout. There are various plots that have been set aside exclusively for the use of specific communities and denominations and families even have the opportunity to purchase their own family plots within the grounds.
Brookwood Cemetery caters for all burial requirements, including:
– Woodland burials (Various locations)
– Natural/Green burials (Gillians Meadow)
– All faiths and non-faith burials
– Interment of Cremated Remains (Glades of Remembrance)
Visitors are welcome to come and explore the grounds of the cemetery during opening times, details of which can be found under the “Information” tab above. You may choose to simply wander around on your own, or alternatively, guided tours are available through the “The Brookwood Cemetery Society”. Details of upcoming walks are available on their website at: www.tbcs.org.uk. and private guided walks can also be arranged for larger groups.
Please note that CCTV is in operation.
Cemetery Manager: Avril Kirby
Deputy Manager: Michael Lanchester