Last updated: 27 November 2023
Next review: 16 November 2024
Christmas and New Year Office Opening Hours
This is for Office Hours only the Main Cemetery Gates opening hours are not affected
Date Opening times Lunch Monday 18 December 9:30 am to 3:00pm Closed between 12pm and 1pm Tuesday 19 December 9:30 am to 3:00pm Closed between 12pm and 1pm Wednesday 20 December 9:30 am to 3:00pm Closed between 12pm and 1pm Thursday 21 December 9:30 am to 3:00pm Closed between 12pm and 1pm Friday 22 December 9:30am to 12:00pm Monday 25 December (Christmas Day) Closed Tuesday 26 December (Boxing Day) Closed Wednesday 27 December Closed Thursday 28 December 9:30 am to 3:00pm Closed between 12 to 1pm Friday 29 December 9:30am to 12:00pm Monday 1 January 2024 Closed Tuesday 2 January Closed
Normal service resumes on Wednesday 3 January 2024
Chingford Mount Cemetery and Queens Road Cemetery gate opening times
|Month||Monday to Saturday||Sundays|
|January to March||7:30am to 4pm||10am to 4pm|
|April to September||7:30am to 7:30pm||10am to 6pm|
|October to December||7:30am to 4pm||10am to 4pm|
As the gates will be locked at the times stated in order to secure the cemetery, all visitors and their vehicles are asked to leave the cemetery in good time. No person is permitted to be in the cemetery outside the published opening hours.
It may be necessary at times to lock the gates earlier than stated due to circumstances beyond our control. If this is necessary appropriate notices will be displayed advising visitors of this.
The Council reserves the right to limit public entry or to close the cemeteries at any time.
Chingford Mount Cemetery office opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 9:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm
Friday: 9:30am to 12pm (open for Funerals 1pm to 3pm)
Closed for Bank Holidays and Public Holidays
Cemetery rules and regulations
Chingford Mount Cemetery
Only residents of the borough can get new graves and cremated remains plots. The deceased must have lived in Waltham Forest when they died. We will need to see proof of residency.
Chingford Mount Crematorium concept
Waltham Forest Council is proposing a new crematorium at Chingford Mount Cemetery. The 18-hectare cemetery was established in 1884 and came under council ownership in 1977. It is Waltham Forest Council’s only operational cemetery, and it is anticipated that it will run out of available burial space within the next eight to 10 years.
Find out more about the new crematorium proposal (PDF). Read our frequently asked questions in relation to the proposal (PDF).
Walthamstow Queens Road Cemetery
This cemetery is now full and unable to accept new graves.
Memorials, headstones and inscriptions
You must contact us if you want to erect a memorial or add an extra inscription to a headstone, even if you own the grave.
We will need to check the memorial or inscription to make sure it complies with our cemetery regulations.
Guidelines for memorials
Our guidelines for memorials are:
- headstone - marble, granite, or other stone to measure:
height 36” maximum, width 30” maximum, thickness 4” maximum
- vase - marble or granite to measure: 8” x 8” x 8” mandatory.
no more than two are allowed per grave
- temporary memorials in a wooden cross, can be erected providing they are not more than 36” in high
The grave owner is responsible for:
- maintaining headstones, kerbs or other memorials
- arranging suitable repairs when necessary
- removing these to a safe place outside the cemetery grounds unless laid down directly and safely on the plot
Chingford Mount - burials price list
Search burial records
We can search our burial registers for a fee, or you can see the burial registers yourself.
For us to search, please download the form below, complete it and return it to us at the address in the Contact section below. You will need to include the correct payment by cheque. If you prefer to pay by other means, please contact us.
If you'd like to see the burial registers yourself, please contact the Register Office to book an appointment. Usually, appointments are arranged for Fridays.
Dog walking in the cemetery
You can walk your dogs in the cemetery but kept them on a lead and stay on the main drive. Please don’t walk your dog along the footpaths, grave rows or near grave memorials (except guide dogs).
We do not own or manage the Cemeteries below.
For more information about these Cemeteries, please contact them directly.
Waltham Forest Muslim Burial Trust Cemetery
London E17 E4 8TX
Telephone: 020 8281 7359
St Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
Telephone: 0208 539 2451
To enquire about other cemeteries in London, please contact a funeral director or the council the cemetery is in.
You must get an exhumation licence from the Home Office to exhume buried remains.