Cemeteries outside Hammersmith & Fulham
North Sheen and Mortlake Cemeteries
North Sheen Cemetery
Also known as 'Fulham New', this cemetery opened in 1909. All new graves are prepared on the “lawn” principle (see below). This is the largest cemetery we use at over 30 acres. You can hire its notable Gothic Chapel for funeral services (see below). For opening hours, please see the bottom of the page.
Vehicles are permitted in the cemetery, but all users are asked to park considerately on the main driveways and not on the grassed areas or small side paths.
Disabled toilet facilities are available.
Nearest Tube: Kew Gardens (District Line) (approx 10 mins walk) Bus: 190, 419 National Rail: Mortlake (approx 10 mins walk)
Also known as 'Hammersmith New', this cemetery opened in 1926. Like North Sheen, Mortlake operates on the 'lawn' principle for all new graves.
There is a Muslim section in this cemetery and an area especially designed for cremated remains only. This cemetery too has a notable Gothic Chapel available for hire (see below).
A separate babies' area has been created in the non-private section. A headstone already exists on the grave for relatives to choose a two line inscription after the burial. (There will be a charge for this work). For opening hours see the bottom of this page.
Vehicles may use this cemetery, but please park on the main driveways and not on grassed areas or small paths.
Disabled toilet facilities are available
Nearest Tube: Kew Gardens (District Line) Bus: 190 National Rail: Mortlake
Download a Mortlake Cemetery layout map (pdf 204KB)
There are music facilities at the chapels in North Sheen and Mortlake. They have CD and tape players and there is a variety of popular hymns for you to choose from, or you are very welcome to bring your own CD or tape. There is also an organ. You will need to book your own organist separately. Both chapels seat approximately 80 people.
All new burials at North Sheen and Mortlake are situated on “lawn” sections which means a headstone with a grassed area in front. We maintain the area free of charge. Initially, a mound on the grave will be left after the burial, but eventually the grave will be turfed. After turfing, a small area will be left at the head of the grave for planting only.
On the 'lawn' sections there is a concrete strip at the head of the grave for you to place a headstone memorial as soon you need it. You don't have to wait the traditional 12 months to place your headstone.
You can choose your own stonemason. They will have an application for your headstone, which they must complete on your behalf and return to the cemeteries office, so we can check your memorial conforms with our regulations. We will then issue a permit for the mason to carry out the work. There is a fee for the permit. The maximum measurements of a headstone are height 3’ 6’’ and width 3’ 0”.
If you'd like to propose putting up a memorial on a “non-lawn” section, please contact the Cemeteries Office on 020 8878 1934 beforehand.
Apply for a permit to erect a memorial
Cemetery opening hours
Monday to Saturday
November to January - 9am to 4pm
April and August - 9am to 7pm
February and October - 9am to 5pm
May to July - 9am to 8pm
March and September - 9am to 6pm
On Sunday the cemeteries open at 10am, with closing times as above except during public holidays. On bank and other public holidays normal opening hours will apply, except Christmas Day, when the cemeteries will be open from 10am to 3pm.