His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

The Mayor, Members and Officers of Woking Borough Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.

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Brookwood Cemetery

Brookwood Cemetery is one of the most significant heritage assets in our Borough and it is considered by Historic England as a site of national significance.

The cemetery was founded in 1852 by the London Necropolis and National Mausoleum Company to house London's dead and by the 1860s the site accommodated over 3,500 burials per year. 

In the 1920s, part of the site was sold to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to accommodate the graves of the Commonwealth victims of the First World War, as well as a separate area allocated to the American Battle Monuments Commission for American victims. 

Initially the site was some 2,000 acres. However, after asset stripping throughout the 1950s, the site was reduced to the 232 acres that remains today.

Investment plan

Since the end of the First World War, Brookwood Cemetery’s condition declined due to lack of investment and maintenance by its private owners. In December 2014 we purchased the site and established Woking Necropolis and Mausoleum Limited, a subsidiary as part of our Thameswey Group of companies.

An investment plan for Brookwood Cemetery, to protect the cemetery’s heritage and provide local burial options for the future, will deliver a series of improvements by 2020 including a new modern community mausoleum.

Read the Brookwood Cemetery investment plan

More information

Find out more about Brookwood Cemetery, including burial and visitor information


Residents and undertakers should Brookwood Cemetery direct on all matters relating to the cemetery. 

Phone: 01483 472 222
Email: info@brookwoodcemetery.com