Resources for funeral directors

This page contains resources for funeral directors for our burial services.

Please note that Battersea New (Morden) Cemetery is now administered from the on site office shared with North East Surrey Crematorium.


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Notes on bookings and when paperwork is required.

For burials at Putney Vale, Wandsworth and Battersea new cemeteries please follow the below procedure for booking a burial.

Bookings for burials are only taken from funeral directors.

  1. Call the relevant office to book a mutually convenient day and time.
  2. Fill in the interment form with as much information you can.
  3. Fax or email the interment form to the relevant office within 24 hours of booking to confirm the booking.  Fax and email addresses are printed on the relevant form.
  4. As soon as possible complete the form and get the grave owner/s to sign the form (or the applicant for burial if the grave owner is to be buried) and re-fax or email the form along with the green certificate.
  5. Send the original signed form and green certificate to the office or bring on the day with the funeral.
  6. The coffin size is required three clear working days before the day of the funeral.

Please note that any type of coffin with straight edges, where there is no or little taper is deemed a casket and an additional fee is payable.  Caskets are not permitted to be buried in new graves at Wandsworth cemetery due to limited space.

Coffin/casket burials

Please note that any type of coffin with straight edges, where there is no or little taper is deemed a casket and an additional fee is payable.  Caskets are not permitted to be buried in new graves at Wandsworth cemetery due to limited space.

Back fills

Where a back fill is required the office must be notified at least three days prior to the day of the funeral.  Where no or little notice is received it may not be possible to offer a back fill to the family.

Voluntary (family) bearers

In the light of health and safety we only permit a maximum of two voluntary bearers to assist in the carrying of and the lowering of a coffin – and only where there are four competent members of funeral home staff also carrying and lowering.  Voluntary bearers must only take up the middle left and middle right positions.  Health and safety is our up most concern and if the attendant overseeing the burial has any concern we reserve the right to stop a burial from taking place until suitable people are in place to carry and/or lower a coffin into a grave.

Payment of fees

In most cases we will only accept the payment of burial fees from the funeral director by cheque or credit/debit card. With agreement of the Bereavement Services Manager local and regular funeral homes may be invoiced for fees.  We usually do not take fees direct from a family – however if this is required we will only accept credit/debit card transactions up to the day before the day of the burial.  No cheques are acceptable for burial fees from members of the public.

Putney Vale and Wandsworth cemeteries

Fillable Interment form – Complete on a computer and then print

Printable Interment form – Notice of interment – Print and complete by hand

Interment of Cremated remains

Please note that all forms must be signed by the grave owner/s or where the grave owner is to be buried an applicant for the burial.

Morden cemetery

Fillable Interment form – Complete on a computer and then print

Printable Interment form – Notice of interment – Print and complete by hand

Interment of Cremated remains – For graves in the cemetery only.  For the burial of cremated remains in the circular areas please contact the office on 020 8337 4835.

Please note that all forms must be signed by the grave owner/s or where the grave owner is to be buried an applicant for the burial.