Mortlake Cemetery

Mortlake Cemetery is also known as 'Hammersmith New’ and opened in 1926 covering nearly 26 acers in Kew, Richmond.  This is our busiest cemetery and is open to new burials.


Picture of the interior of Mortlake Chapel

Mortlake Cemetery

The chapel at Mortlake Cemetery is available to hire for services taking place in both Mortlake and North Sheen Cemeteries. 

The chapel seats 60 people and there is a CD player that can also be linked to your Bluetooth to play music during the service. These may be operated by either your Funeral Director or the person officiating at the service. There is also an organ available for use, if you would like to have the organ played for your service, please contact your Funeral Director who will be able to arrange an organist for you.

If you would like to use the chapel for your service, please inform your Funeral Director when you are making the funeral arrangements and they will book this with our cemetery office for you.

Visiting the cemetery

Mortlake Cemetery 
Clifford Avenue 
SW14 7BU

Cemetery opening hours

Download a Mortlake Cemetery location map (pdf 307KB)

Download a Mortlake Cemetery layout map (pdf 240KB)

If you are looking for a grave at Mortlake Cemetery, please contact us for maps of specific sections of the cemetery.

Vehicles may use this cemetery, but please park on the main driveways and not on grassed areas or small paths.

The toilets at Mortlake Cemetery will remain open while burials are taking place but will be closed otherwise, our toilets in the North Sheen Cemetery across the road will remain open during office hours and can be used by visitors to Mortlake Cemetery.

Nearest Tube: Kew Gardens (District Line)

Bus: 190 National Rail: Mortlake

Memorials and notable graves

There are 109 Commonwealth war graves in the cemetery including 109 service personnel of World War II. Many are buried in private graves, but others are buried in a special services section in the south-eastern corner of the cemetery. The names of those buried in this section are listed on the CWGC-erected memorial that also lists service personnel of the same war who were cremated at Mortlake Crematorium.  There is also a memorial to the civilian war dead who were killed through enemy action during the second world war.

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