We have records of burials and cremations carried out at the cemeteries and crematoria owned by Lambeth Council.
The records for West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium are held at the West Norwood Cemetery Office. The records for Lambeth Cemetery and Crematorium, and Streatham Cemetery, are held at Streatham Cemetery Office.
Current legislation prevents individual access by members of the general public to our Cremation Records. We are able to confirm or otherwise if a person has been cremated at either of our crematoria (West Norwood or Lambeth).
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1. Ways to search
To make an appointment to come and see burial records, contact:
You may be able to make a personal search of the register by attending our offices. This is strictly by appointment only. Please note the offices are open Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm. The searches can only be conducted in registers over 75 years due to data protection.
Alternatively, the Bereavement Services Team will conduct the search on your behalf.
Please contact Bereavement Services by phone on 020 7926 4221 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and a form will be sent to you.
The cost for one name is £7.70. This can be paid by visiting the office and paying cash, cheque or card. Or returning a cheque with the application. You may also call the office and pay over the phone with your debit or credit card.
2. Lambeth Archives
Lambeth Archives hold records for the borough and is free of charge.
A paid search service is offered for people who are unable to visit in person.
Visit the Lambeth Archives page for more information.
This service costs £51 for up to 10 names and payment can be made via cheque or postal order, made payable to ‘London Borough of Lambeth’.
The cost for an individual search for one name is currently set at £7.50.
4. Historical records
We hold the following records of burials and cremations:
- Lambeth Cemetery - from 1854
- Lambeth Crematorium - from 1958
- Norwood Cemetery - from 1837
- Norwood Crematorium - from 1915
- Streatham Cemetery - from 1893
The Burial Registers are held at their respective cemetery office, with the exception of Streatham Cemetery whose records are held at Lambeth Cemetery Office.