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Camberwell New Cemetery (also known as Honor Oak Cemetery)


The entrance on Brenchley Gardens has stone gate piers and ornamental gages with two small lodges. Adjacent is Honor Oak Crematorium, and Honor Oak Recreation Ground abuts both burial grounds. The south-west of the cemetery is on the slope of One Tree Hill and is wooded with fine views from the summit.

Camberwell New Cemetery opened in 1927 after many years in the planning, when the growth in population necessitated increased burial facilities to those provided at Camberwell Old Cemetery. Part of the site was consecrated in 1927 before the cemetery buildings were built in 1928-30. Honor Oak Crematorium was built in the cemetery in 1939. An additional area was consecrated in 1992, the occasion commemorated by planting of a tree.

Sources consulted:

Hugh Meller & Brian Parsons, 'London Cemeteries, An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer', 4th edition (The History Press, 2008); Ron Woollacott, 'Southwark's Burying Places, Past and Present', Magdala Terrace Nunhead Local History publication, 2001; Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999; John Archer, Bob Britton, Robert Burley, Tony Hare, Ian Yarham, 'Nature Conservation in Southwark' Ecology Handbook 12, London Ecology Unit, 1989, p38; Southwark Listed Buildings data

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Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

1 April - 30 Sept: Mon-Sat 8.30am-7pm; Sun/BH 10am-7pm. 1 Oct - 31 Mar: Mon-Sat 8.30am-5pm; Sun/BH 10am-5pm. Xmas Day 10am-2pm


London Overground: Honor Oak Park. Bus: 63, 122, 171, 172, 484, P2, P3, P4, P12.


London Borough of Southwark



  • 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
  • Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
Associated People
Features & Designations


  • The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building

  • Reference: Crematorium, Gates, piers and railings on Brenchley Gardens; Waiting Room, Cemetery Lodge; Mortuary Chapels
  • Grade: II
Key Information


Funerary Site


Sacred / Ritual / Funerary

Principal Building

Religious Ritual And Funerary


20th Century (1901 to 1932)





Open to the public




  • London Parks and Gardens Trust