Wandsworth Cemeteries

Putney Vale in Autumn

Putney Vale Cemetery is our busiest cemetery. Located next to the A3 it is surrounded by Putney Heath, Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park.  The cemetery opened in 1891.  There are two chapels at Putney Vale including a traditional Church of England styled chapel.

Wandsworth Cemetery was opened in 1878 and has a chapel where services can be conducted. The cemetery has views over the Wandle Valley and beyond.  We have limited space at this cemetery and have introduced the option to purchase a reclaimed grave at a lower price.

Wandsworth cemeteryBattersea New Cemetery, Morden was opened in 1891 and has a chapel where services can be conducted. This cemetery has been declared a site of metropolitan importance for nature conservation due to the variety of rare grasses and wildflowers found here, and the grounds are managed as part of an ecological management plan.

St Mary’s Cemetery, Battersea Rise (closed) was opened in 1860 and burial land was exhausted in the 1960’s. Central to the cemetery is a chapel (now unused). The cemetery is within a conservation area and has a variety of memorials and mature trees, which with the surrounding buildings, give it an attractive enclosed feel.

Putney Lower Common Cemetery (closed) is the smallest cemetery in the borough and opened in 1855 with the burial land having been exhausted many years ago. The cemetery has an attractive setting, surrounded by common land and with a mature and natural character, it has been designated as a site of ecological importance for the borough.

Please note that dogs are allowed in our cemeteries but must be kept on a lead.

Cemetery opening times (all cemeteries in the borough)

January, February, November and December
Monday to Saturday Sunday
8am-4pm 10am-4pm
March and October
Monday to Saturday Sunday
8am-5pm 10am-5pm
April and September
Monday to Saturday Sunday
8am-6pm 10am-6pm
May, June, July and August
Monday to Saturday Sunday
8am-7pm 10am-7pm

The cemeteries are open every Bank Holiday as the Sunday of that month and from 10am to 1pm on Christmas Day.

Administration office (at Putney Vale) opening times

Monday to Friday Weekends and public holidays
8:30am-4:30pm Closed
Wednesdays
Closed for staff training until 10am