Greenlawn Memorial Park
Greenlawn Memorial Park has been managed by Croydon Council since 1947. It is a lawn cemetery that, unlike a 'traditional' cemetery, does not permit kerbed monuments. Its covenant allows only for flat tablets set in the ground. This creates the pleasant visual effect of a continuous area of lawn and permits an economical and high standard of maintenance to be achieved. The major benefit of this is that grave-owners are relieved of most maintenance responsibilities and liabilities. The council can supply the plaques in a range of sizes and prices. You may wish to source your own supplier and you can contact the Cemetery office for further information regarding regulations.
There are new graves at this cemetery, but due to limited availability they are only sold for immediate use.
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Mitcham Road and Queen’s Road Cemeteries
Mitcham Road Cemetery is a late Victorian cemetery, first opened in 1897. Queen’s Road Cemetery is Croydon’s original municipal cemetery, first opened in 1861.
Although there are no new graves available at either Mitcham Road Cemetery or at Queen’s Road Cemetery, both cemeteries have reclaimed graves and reclaimed cremated remains graves.
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Please note that there are toilets within Queen’s Road Cemetery grounds. These are only open when a member of the grounds team is on site; this does not include weekends or evenings. There is no office at this site.
The toilets at Mitcham Road Cemetery are within the Crematorium building.
Cemeteries opening times
April to September: 9am to 7pm. October to March: 9am to 5pm
How to get to the cemeteries
Greenlawn Memorial Park, Chelsham Road, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9EQ - There is no car park but there is limited parking throughout the cemetery grounds.
Bus number: 403
Mitcham Road Cemetery - There is a large car park with disabled parking next to the East and West chapels and crematorium and limited parking throughout the cemetery grounds. See premises map and the downloads below for the locations of vehicle entrances. If you are using satellite navigation for directions to the grounds please use post code CR0 3AA for the Mitcham Road entrance and CR7 6BB for the Thornton Road entrance; these post codes are for the buildings next to the entrances.
From East Croydon train station take the tram to the Therapia Lane stop. The cemetery is about 500m north of the tram stop.
Bus numbers: 64, 109, 198, 250, 264 or 289.
- Mitcham Road Cemetery & Croydon Crematorium - Thornton Road Entrance
- Mitcham Road Cemetery & Croydon Crematorium - Mitcham Road Entrance
Queen’s Road Cemetery, Queen’s Road, Croydon, CR0 2PR - There is no car park at this cemetery, however there is adequate parking throughout the cemetery grounds.
Bus number: 450