Burial and cremation records

We have records of all 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.

We hold the following records of burials and cremations:

  • Lambeth Cemetery - from 1854.
  • Lambeth Crematorium - from 1958.
  • Streatham Cemetery - from 1893.
  • West Norwood Cemetery - from 1837.
  • West Norwood Crematorium - from 1915.
Search for records online

You can now search for Lambeth cremation records online using the Deceased Online website. Burial records for West Norwood Cemetery will be available online soon.

There is no time frame at present for when burial records for Lambeth and Streatham cemeteries will be available.

Viewing the burial records

To make an appointment to come and see burial records, email us at bereavementservices@lambeth.gov.uk.

You may be able to make a personal search of the register by attending our offices.

This is strictly by appointment only.

Our offices are open Monday-Friday, 8.00am-4.00pm.

The searches can only be conducted in registers over 75 years due to data protection.

Paying for a search

If you're unable to visit our offices, we can conduct the search on your behalf.

Call us on 020 7926 4221 or email bereavementservices@lambeth.gov.uk and we'll send you a form.

The cost for an individual search for one name is £32.

You may send a cheque with your application, or call the office and pay over the phone with your debit or credit card.

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).

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.