Memorial Mason Registration Scheme

Brookwood Park Limited
Brookwood Cemetery Memorial Mason Registration Scheme

Click on the following links to access/download a printable PDF version of each document:

Scheme details and Application Form
Application to install a memorial in Brookwood Cemetery
Application to remove a memorial from Brookwood Cemetery
Brookwood Cemetery Rules & Regulations

Introduction

This Memorial Mason Registration Scheme is one of the measures taken by Brookwood Park Limited to ensure the safety of visitors and staff within Brookwood Cemetery. This scheme is designed to ensure that any work involved with the installation, removal or renovation of memorials is carried out safely, by people who are not only competent, but also who are suitably insured and working to nationally recognised standards.

Only memorial masons currently registered with this scheme may carry out work to memorials within Brookwood Cemetery.

Any memorial mason, whose company is on the RQMF or BRAMM registers, may apply for membership of this scheme, using the scheme’s application form below. There is presently no fee for application or membership of this scheme. However, there are minimum requirements with which a memorial mason must comply. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in both the registered company and the contractors/sub-contractors being removed from the scheme and unable to work in Brookwood Cemetery.

Requirements

Insurance

Every participant in this Scheme must have the following insurance covers in place:

  • Public Liability insurance with a minimum indemnity limit of £5,000,000
  • Employer’s Liability insurance with a minimum indemnity limit of £10,000,000

It is the responsibility of each company registered with this scheme to ensure that its employees and/or subcontractors have the relevant insurances required under this scheme and to supply evidence of possession of the required insurance covers following renewal of policies.

Guarantee

Every participant in this scheme shall provide a written guarantee for each individual memorial in respect of its safety and stability for a period of not less than 10 years. The guarantee should be given to the person paying for the memorial work upon its completion, with a copy provided to the Brookwood Cemetery Manager.

In providing this guarantee, every participant in this scheme should take into consideration that any memorial installed or renovated will be subject to inspection by Brookwood Park Limited or its appointed agent every 5 years to ensure its continued stability. Any joint or component found to be faulty shall be repaired or replaced at no charge by the relevant participant in this scheme within one calendar month of being notified by Brookwood Park Limited.

Workmanship, Materials and Construction

Memorial masons and their employees and/or subcontractors must be suitably qualified, experienced and competent to perform all works necessary when erecting, dismantling and repairing memorials to meet current industry and statutory Health and Safety requirements and guidelines.

The standard of workmanship will be evidenced by qualifications and registration with either The Register of Qualified Memorial Masons (RQMF) or the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM).

All memorials shall be erected to BS 8415, by conforming to the most recent edition of the National Association of Memorial Mason’s ‘Code of Working Practice’ (NAMM CoWP) or the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons’ ‘Blue Book’.

A representative of Brookwood Park Limited may inspect the installation of a memorial as the work is in progress, or shortly after the work is completed. Where memorial work is found to be unacceptable, the memorial mason responsible will be required to rectify the situation to the satisfaction of the Brookwood Cemetery Manager.

This would apply where the memorial does not comply with the details provided on the memorial application form or is not installed to the required standards.

This may require the immediate removal of the memorial from the cemetery or work to bring it to the required standard within a period specified by the Brookwood Cemetery Manager.

Eligibility

Applicants for membership of this scheme must submit with their application form details of any action taken against them by any other Cemetery Operator within the previous 2 years to prevent them working in any Cemetery.

Failure to disclose such information may result in the registered company, its employees and/or subcontractors being removed from the scheme and unable to work in Brookwood Cemetery.

Cemetery Regulations

Every participant in this Scheme, including employees and/or subcontractors, must comply with the Brookwood Cemetery Rules and Regulations.

Administrative Procedures

Application to carry out memorial work

No work involving the installation, removal or renovation of a memorial may take place without the written authorisation of the Brookwood Cemetery Manager, issued in the form of a Permit.

An application to undertake memorial work must be made using the Memorial Application Form available from both the Office and the Web Site of Brookwood Cemetery.

The completed Memorial Application Form should be submitted with:

  • a copy of the memorial company’s invoice to the client
  • an Administration Fee, representing 10% of the total invoice value for new memorials
  • the Memorial Permit Fee: £500 for a memorial or headstone, £175 for a cremation tablet and £70 for an additional inscription fee.

The documents and payment cheques may be submitted in person or by post or courier. The payments for the Administration Fee and Memorial Permit fee may be made directly into Brookwood Park Limited’s bank account.

Authorisation

Subject to approving the Memorial Application Form and receiving the correct payments in full, the Brookwood Cemetery Manager will issue a Permit to undertake the work. The Permit may be collected in person from the Brookwood Cemetery Office, or sent by post, fax or email.

Appointment

The Memorial Mason must make an appointment to visit the Brookwood Cemetery Office in order to be shown the correct location within the cemetery and to undertake the approved memorial work.

Breach of the scheme’s requirements

Brookwood Park Limited expects all participants in this scheme to comply with its requirements, but will take appropriate action in cases where a memorial company breaches the requirements. The action taken will be proportionate to the breach.

Stage 1 – initial request to correct breach

In any case where Brookwood Park Limited finds that a participating memorial company is in breach of the requirements of the scheme, the Brookwood Cemetery Manager or other representative will verbally request action to rectify the breach. This verbal request may be confirmed in writing.

Examples include where a participating company completes work to a memorial that does not comply with the approved memorial application or relevant fixing standards set out in the NAMM CoWP or BRAMM “Blue book”. Brookwood Park Limited will request that the work be rectified within a specified period. This may include a request to remove the memorial from the cemetery.

Stage 2 – failure to comply with initial request

In the event that the participating company fails to comply with Brookwood Park Limited’s initial request to rectify a breach of the requirements of the scheme within the period specified without a satisfactory explanation, a formal written instruction will be issued specifying the action required by the participating memorial company and placing a time limit for its completion.

Stage 3 – failure to comply with formal request

In the event that the participating company fails to comply with Brookwood Park Limited’s formal written instruction within the specified time limit without a satisfactory explanation, that company’s membership of the scheme will be terminated and they will not be permitted to undertake further work within Brookwood Cemetery unless and until they are readmitted into the scheme. Both the RQMF and BRAMM registers will also be informed.

Gross Misconduct

Brookwood Park Limited regards some actions by any participating memorial company as being so serious as to constitute gross misconduct. Such actions include, but are not limited to:

  • Installation, removal or renovation of a memorial without a permit issued by Brookwood Park Limited.
  • Abusive or aggressive behaviour towards any representative of Brookwood Park Limited or towards members of the public visiting the cemetery.

Any participant in the scheme found to have taken such action will be suspended from the scheme with immediate effect, pending any appeal by the participant concerned.

Appeal

A memorial company in membership of this scheme is entitled to appeal against any decision taken under these procedures concerning breaches of the scheme’s requirements. Any such appeal should be made in writing within two weeks following the action concerned taken by Brookwood Park Limited.

The Brookwood Cemetery Manager will consider the appeal within a period of one calendar month of its receipt at the Brookwood Cemetery Office and in so doing may request additional information from the appellant.

The decision of Brookwood Park Limited is final.

Modification

Brookwood Park Limited reserves the right to modify the requirements of this scheme from time to time.

Assignment

No aspects or obligations of the Registration Scheme agreement may be assigned, subcontracted or transferred to a third party without the written approval of Brookwood Park Limited.

Green Burials

Green burials incorporate environmentally friendly coffins (such as wicker or cardboard), or the choice of shrouds or body bags. You may wish to contact us direct to discuss your requirements.

The main area reserved for green burials is plot 69 which has been called “Gillian’s Meadow” after the first burial in this plot. It is located off St Mark’s Avenue in the former Church of England section.

For more information about grave spaces in the woodland areas, please see our current price list or contact the Cemetery Office for further details.

Brookwood Cemetery may be regarded as the “home” of green burials as Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), who argued the case for disposable coffins from the 1870s, is buried here. The London Necropolis Company devised special “earth to earth” coffins which were made widely available to the funeral trade from this time. Haden once wrote that “it is plainly in the interest of every class, high and low, to avoid the seething suburban cemeteries and to bury their dead at Woking”. The Necropolis company also championed “reformed funerals”, dispensing with the panoply and display of typical Victorian funerals.

The option of woodland burials is also available within the cemetery.

 

Woodland Burials

There are currently three areas usually used for woodland burials. They are part of Plot 134 (illustrated below) in the Nonconformist section, and plot 69A (lower St Mark’s Avenue) in the former Church of England section. Burials may take place adjacent to existing trees in these plots, otherwise a new tree or shrub may be planted in memory of a loved one.

Special prices and restrictions apply to all woodland burials at Brookwood. Please see our current price list and contact the Cemetery Office for further details.

The option of green burials is also available within the cemetery.

 

Cemetery Chapel

Plot 124 includes the cemetery chapel which is available for interdenominational use. It was built in 1899 and dedicated to the Holy Souls.

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The architects were Cyril B. Tubbs and Arthur Messer who also designed the larger Church of England chapel (now the St Edward the Martyr Church).

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The chapel is available for hire for funeral services at £150. The seating and layout can be altered as required, and likewise religious symbols can be added or removed.

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Rules & Regulations

Brookwood Park Limited
Brookwood Cemetery Rules and Regulations

Click here to access/download a printable PDF version of these Rules & Regulations.

Introduction

These Rules and Regulations are the general terms and conditions under which Brookwood Park Limited operates Brookwood Cemetery. They are designed to ensure the safe and peaceful operational enjoyment of the site for all visitors and staff.

Additional specific terms and conditions apply to particular areas and features within the site.

Visitors are requested to contribute to the peaceful environment that the company seeks to maintain in the cemetery by acting in a dignified and respectful manner at all times and to comply with the requirements of these Rules and Regulations and relevant Terms and Conditions.

Opening times

Grounds

Brookwood Cemetery is open to members of the public on every day of the year, including Public Holidays.

Memorial masons and contractors may only work in the cemetery between 8.00am and 4.30pm on Mondays to Fridays, excluding Public Holidays.

Office

The Brookwood Cemetery Office is open Mondays to Fridays between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

The Brookwood Cemetery Office is closed on Weekends and Public Holidays.

Access

Private motor vehicles may use the roads within the Cemetery grounds, but must not exceed 10 mph and must not be driven off the roads onto adjoining areas at any time.

The roads within the Cemetery grounds must not be used for the purpose of learning to drive.

Parking is available in a number of small car parks within the Cemetery and on the wider roads.

Buses and coaches must not enter the Cemetery and all passengers must disembark at the entrance.

Cycles are permitted in Brookwood Cemetery, but must be ridden on the roads only and at a maximum of 10 mph.

Skateboards are not permitted within Brookwood Cemetery.

Children under the age of 14 years may only visit Brookwood Cemetery if accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult.

Assistance dogs are permitted within the Grounds, Office and Chapel.

Conduct

In the interests of all visitors and staff, we will not permit anyone to:

    • create any disturbance or commit any nuisance
    • interfere with, or act in a disrespectful manner towards, any burial taking place
    • interfere with any grave, vault, mausoleum, any memorial, or any plants or trees
    • play at any game or sport
    • consume food or alcohol, except in association with burial ritual or by prior authorisation from the Cemetery Manager
    • smoke
    • use offensive or abusive language or assault any staff member or visitor
    • undertake filming or photography without prior authorisation from the Cemetery Manager
    • undertake guided walks or tours without prior authorisation from the Cemetery Manager

Any person who fails to meet these reasonable standards of conduct will be asked to leave the site immediately and also may be subject to civil or criminal action.

Burials

All burials must initially be booked by telephone with the staff at the Brookwood Cemetery Office, who will then confirm the details of the booking to the Funeral Director electronically.

In the case of burials requiring new graves or new plots for cremated remains, the Funeral Director should advise their client to visit Brookwood Cemetery to be shown the choices available to them.

The Notice of Interment form must be completed in full and delivered or transmitted electronically to the Brookwood Cemetery Office within the periods shown below:

  • Earth grave – at least 24 hours prior to the burial
  • Vault or chamber – at least 72 hours prior to the burial

For same day burials the Notice of Interment must be received by Brookwood Cemetery before the burial may proceed.

The Registrar’s Certificate / Coroner’s Order, or other relevant legally required authorisation for the burial, should be delivered in advance of the burial to Brookwood Cemetery Office together with the Notice of Interment. If any of these documents are transmitted electronically, the originals must be received by Brookwood Cemetery before the burial may proceed.

The Registrar’s Certificate / Coroner’s Order, or other relevant legally required authorisation for the burial may be brought at the time of the burial. However, the burial may only proceed upon receipt of the relevant certificate or after the completion of the legally required Declaration.

All graves, vaults and mausolea will be provided and prepared by the Brookwood Cemetery Staff or their nominated agent.

Where mourners wish to backfill a grave, advance notice of this should be communicated to the Brookwood Cemetery Office on the Notice of Interment.

In order to excavate or gain access to a grave, it may be necessary to temporarily place plant, equipment and excavated materials on top of adjacent graves. The period during which this may be necessary will be kept to a minimum. Once the burial has been completed, the grave will be backfilled and the surface of any adjacent grave affected by the works will be made good.

Similarly, it may be necessary to temporarily move memorials to enable access to excavate a grave. Once the burial has been completed, the grave will be backfilled and any memorials that have been moved will be replaced upon their graves.

Times of burials

Burials may take place on Mondays to Fridays inclusive every week of the year. Burials at Weekends and Public Holidays are at the discretion of the Brookwood Cemetery Manager and subject to an additional fee.

Burials may take place between 10.00am and 3.30pm. Burials outside of these hours are at the discretion of the Brookwood Cemetery Manager and subject to an additional fee.

Where the Chapel is required, the funeral should arrive at the cemetery no later than 3.00pm.

Types of coffin / container

The type of coffin / container that will be accepted for burial at Brookwood Cemetery must be appropriate for the type of burial:

  • Standard earth graves: any type of coffin except zinc lined, lead lined or made of steel.
  • Bricked graves, vaults and mausolea: only zinc lined, lead lined or made of steel.
  • Green Burial: only biodegradable coffins made of wicker, bamboo, cardboard or solid unvarnished wood. No chipboard and MDF coffins are permitted.

The standard grave provided at Brookwood Cemetery accommodates most sizes of coffin and casket. However, in the case of a particularly large coffin or casket, it will be necessary to allocate a double grave space to enable the burial to take place, for which additional charges will be payable.

Grave ownership

The majority of Brookwood Cemetery and each grave space within it is the property of Brookwood Park Limited. Brookwood Park Limited grants the Exclusive Right of Burial within each grave space in Brookwood Cemetery so that individuals may decide who is buried in a particular grave. As in all cemeteries, the purchase of the Exclusive Right of Burial does not grant the purchaser any interest in the land as real property.

The Exclusive Right of Burial is granted for a specified number of years, either 50 years or 100 years and is subject to specific terms and conditions relevant to the particular type of grave selected in each case.

Brookwood Park Limited issues a Deed of Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial for each grave and, together with the associated Terms and Conditions issued at the same time, this forms the legal contract between Brookwood Park Limited and the purchaser.

Ownership of the Exclusive Right of Burial does not give individuals or families the right to place any items on a grave that are not permitted in Brookwood Cemetery. Such items include, but are not restricted to, wind chimes, windmills, flags, lights, candles, any kind of fencing and anything made of glass. These restrictions are made clear prior to the burial and form part of the Terms and Conditions of the sale of the Exclusive Right of Burial. Brookwood Park Limited reserves the right to remove any item that they consider unsuitable from any grave without notice. Any item removed will be retained at the Brookwood Cemetery Office for 14 days pending collection by the individual concerned, after which it will be disposed of if unclaimed.

No burial may take place within a grave and no memorial may be erected upon a grave without the written consent of the registered owner of the Exclusive Right of Burial in that grave.

Brookwood Park Limited will grant the Exclusive Right of Burial in a grave to one named individual. Where desired, Brookwood Park Limited will grant the Exclusive Right of Burial in a grave to two named individuals. However, in such cases, the written consent of both named individuals will be required to enable a memorial to be erected on the grave and to permit any burial in the grave.

The ownership of the Exclusive Right of Burial may be transferred either during the owner’s lifetime or after their death. The transfer must be accomplished using the Brookwood Park Limited Form Assignment and be confirmed at the time of transfer with the Brookwood Cemetery Manager.

Possession of the Deed of Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial in itself does not prove ownership of the exclusive rights. The ownership of the Exclusive Right of Burial belongs to the purchaser as registered by Brookwood Park Limited at the time of the sale of the rights or following the registered transfer of ownership.

The period of the Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial may be extended for a period of 10 years, or multiples of 10 years. However, the total period of the Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial may not exceed 100 years.

At least one year prior to the expiry of the Exclusive Right of Burial in a grave, Brookwood Park Limited will seek to contact the registered Grantee offering to extend the Exclusive Right of Burial. However, where the Exclusive Right of Burial in any grave expires and is not renewed, it will revert to Brookwood Park Limited.

In such cases, neither the original purchaser of the Exclusive Right of Burial nor anyone to whom the Exclusive Right of Burial may have been transferred has any rights to the grave. Brookwood Park Limited reserves the right to remove any memorial on a grave where the Exclusive Right of Burial has expired and after 3 months to use or dispose of the memorial in any manner.

It is the responsibility of the owner of the Exclusive Right of Burial to inform the Brookwood Cemetery Manager of any change of address or their intention to transfer ownership of the right.

Memorials

Memorials must conform to the specific standards set for each type of grave. These standards relate to design, size and methods of fixing.

All memorials must be fixed in accordance with relevant standards set by NAMM or BRAMM.

The details of each proposed memorial must be submitted to the Brookwood Cemetery Manager using the Memorial Application form. The memorial may only be erected / installed following written approval by Brookwood Park Limited, issued in the form of a Permit for which a fee is payable.

Only memorial masons currently registered with the Brookwood Park Limited’s ‘Brookwood Cemetery Memorial Mason Registration Scheme’ may carry out work to memorials within Brookwood Cemetery.

All memorials shall be erected to conform to the most recent edition of the National Association of Memorial Mason’s Recommended Code of Working Practice or the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons’ Blue Book.

The name of the Memorial Mason and the burial number of the grave must be inscribed on each memorial in letters ½” (12mm) high on the left and right side respectively of any kerb or on the rear of any headstone.

Subject to the type of grave selected, it may be necessary to allow a period of 12 months to pass following a burial before a memorial can be erected upon a grave.

Brookwood Park Limited reserves the right to remove any memorial, which either does not conform to its description on the Memorial Application form or which is erected without the permission of Brookwood Park Limited. The memorial will be retained at the Brookwood Cemetery Office for 3 months only, pending collection by the individual concerned, after which it will be disposed of if unclaimed.

The maintenance of the memorial is the responsibility of the owner of the Exclusive Right of Burial. If for any reason the memorial becomes unstable or dilapidated, Brookwood Park Limited reserves the right to lay flat or remove and dispose of the memorial, subject to giving one month’s written notice of the intention to do so to the owner of the Exclusive Right of Burial at their last known address. If removed the memorial will be retained at the Brookwood Cemetery Office for 3 months only, pending collection by the individual concerned, after which it will be disposed of if unclaimed.

The insurance of the memorial is the responsibility of the purchaser and Brookwood Park Limited would be pleased to advise on suitable insurance. Brookwood Park Limited can accept no responsibility for loss or damage to memorials.

Grounds maintenance

The maintenance of the grounds, including the cutting of all grass areas and the excavation of graves is the responsibility of Brookwood Park Limited and may only be undertaken by Brookwood Park Limited or their nominated agent.

Following a burial, the grave will be backfilled and any floral tributes placed carefully over the grave. All floral tributes, including plastic bases and ‘oasis’, may be removed and disposed of by Brookwood Park Limited 14 days after the burial.

Subject to the specific terms and conditions for the grave concerned, the owner of the Exclusive Right of Burial in a grave may plant and cultivate suitable, low-growing plants or place cut flowers within a specified area of the grave. Brookwood Park Limited reserves the right to remove plants, plastic flowers, cut flowers, wreaths or other such items in the interests of maintaining the site to the highest standards.

If required, Brookwood Park Limited can plant and maintain individual graves on behalf of the owner of the Exclusive Right of Burial. There are charges for this service.

Following each burial in an earth grave, the ground will settle over a period of months. Brookwood Park Limited will routinely top up the level of any grave that sinks in this way for up to one year from the date of the burial.

Brookwood Park Limited reserves the right to access all areas of the site to undertake maintenance and grave digging operations.

When a grave is excavated for a second or subsequent burial, it may be necessary to remove the memorial upon the grave to enable safe excavation. It is the responsibility of the owner of the exclusive rights in the grave to arrange for the memorial to be removed and replaced upon the grave after a suitable period has elapsed to allow for the settlement of the backfilled ground.

When a grave is excavated, it may be necessary to temporarily place excavated material on top of adjacent graves. In such circumstances, the surface and memorial of affected graves will be protected and the excavated material will be removed immediately following the funeral.

When a grave is excavated, it may be necessary to temporarily remove one or more memorials to enable access to the grave. In such circumstances, the affected memorial(s) will be replaced immediately following the funeral.

Payments

Payments for all goods and services must be received by Brookwood Park Limited prior to any funeral service, burial or erection of a memorial in Brookwood Cemetery. Late payments will incur a 15% additional charge.

Responsibility for loss or damage

Brookwood Park Limited is not liable for any damage or loss of personal property caused by third parties within Brookwood Cemetery.

Comments and Complaints

The staff at Brookwood Cemetery are here to assist you and to ensure that the highest standards of service are achieved in the cemetery. If you wish to leave any comments or feedback then please e-mail us at info@brookwoodcemetery.com If for any reason you consider that our standards are not being met, please raise the matter in the first instance with the Brookwood Cemetery Manager

Brookwood Park Limited’s Complaints Procedure is available from our office or on our website.

Review of Regulations

Brookwood Park Limited reserves the right to review and amend at any time these Regulations and any Terms and Conditions of sale of exclusive rights.

These Regulations were approved and adopted by the Brookwood Park Limited Board of Directors on 23 February, 2016

Documents & Forms

This page contains links to the various documents and forms that may be required when engaging in services with Brookwood Cemetery. Please click on the link to access a printable PDF version of each form:

Notice of Interment Form
Brookwood Cemetery Rules and Regulations

Transferring the Exclusive Rights of Burial

(a) Brookwood Park Limited Transfer of Exclusive Rights Flowchart
(b) Brookwood Park Limited Transfer of Exclusive Rights – To Executor
(c) Brookwood Park Limited Transfer of Exclusive Rights – To Administrator
(d) Brookwood Park Limited Transfer of Exclusive Rights – Statutory Declaration
(e) Brookwood Park Limited Transfer of Exclusive Rights – Assignment
(f) Brookwood Park Limited Transfer of Exclusive Rights – Assent of Executor or Administrator

Plots & Sections

These pages provide links to the major plots and sections within Brookwood Cemetery and illustrate the wide variety of burial areas available. To locate a particular plot or section, use the map and search function at the bottom of this page, with details listed below the map. To access the pages directly, use the links below:

Please note: There are Military Cemeteries adjacent to, but separate from, Brookwood Cemetery. Click here for further information.

To locate a particular plot or section, use the map and search function below.
To get directions from the Cemetery’s Main Entrances, use the postcode GU24 0BL.
Click on the icon next to the “Go” button to geolocate from your location (GPS-enabled mobile devices only).

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Notices

Please note: The Cemetery is open every day over Christmas and New Year. However, no burials will take place at Brookwood Cemetery on the following dates:

Saturday, 24th December 2016
Sunday, 25th December 2016
Monday, 26th December 2016
Tuesday, 27th December 2016

Sunday, 1st January 2017
Monday, 2nd January 2017


BROOKWOOD CEMETERY RHODODENDRON CLEARANCE PROJECT

Brookwood Cemetery will shortly embark on a programme of Rhododendron removal throughout the south side of the cemetery. This ambitious project will be carried out by South Bucks Tree Surgeons Ltd and overseen by Surrey Wildlife Trust.

Rhododendron ponticum is a non-native, invasive species and the purpose of removal is to allow native ground vegetation to flourish. This will improve the habitat value of the woodland for wildlife and prevent encroachment onto graves.

BROOKWOOD CEMETERY RHODODENDRON CLEARANCE PROJECTIn order to keep visitors safe, some areas will need to be closed to access while work is ongoing. This will not prevent burials from taking place.

We apologise for any inconvenience you may experience while works are ongoing. We appreciate your co-operation and understanding whilst this important work is carried out. Should you have any questions regarding this work programme, please contact the Cemetery Manager on 01483 472222.

Grave Searches

stock_cherubBrookwood Cemetery offers a service for searching for a particular grave. Please read the following carefully before submitting a grave search request:

We have listed some of the parishes and churches with links to the cemetery, and another list of guilds and organisations that have used the cemetery. These lists are not necessarily exhaustive, but may help you decide whether or not you need to approach us:

For enquiries concerning burials in the Military Cemetery please email the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at enquiries@cwgc.org

 

Currently our charges for this service are as follows:

Basic Search

Price: £15.00

Takes approximately 2 weeks*

Please only choose this service if:

  • Your objective is to establish whether or not the deceased is buried at Brookwood Cemetery

and/or:

  • You already know that the deceased is buried at Brookwood Cemetery, but you require details of the plot that the deceased is buried within.

Standard Search

Price: £40.00

Takes approximately 3 weeks*

You are advised to choose this service only if you are sure the deceased was buried at Brookwood Cemetery.

This service includes a copy of the entry from the burial register and a photograph of the memorial (where possible). If no memorial exists or the memorial can not be identified because it is, for example, damaged or unreadable then a photo of the plot or approximate area can be provided.

Express Search

Price: £60.00

Takes approximately 1 week*

This service is the same as a standard search, just quicker.

*If you have not had a response to your request within the approximate time frame please do not hesitate to contact us.

Due to the high volume of enquiries received and the time it takes, we are unable to carry out grave searches unless payment is received. All money raised will be used for restoration and maintenance projects within the cemetery grounds.


Apply by Post

You may apply in writing by post to:

Brookwood Park Ltd
Glades House,
Cemetery Pales,
Brookwood,
Woking,
Surrey GU24 0BL

Please enclose a cheque, payable to “Brookwood Park Ltd” for the amount shown above.

When applying for a grave search, please ensure you provide the following information:

  • Full name of the deceased
  • Date of death and/or date of burial
  • Grave number (if applicable)
  • Your Full Name
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • Contact number (in case we require clarification or further details)
  • Home address or email address
  • Any other information you hold that you believe could be of assistance

Apply Online

To apply online, fill out the form below and click on Submit. You may then send a cheque as detailed above or telephone the Cemetery Office on 01483 472222 for details of alternative methods of payment.
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