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Camberwell Old Cemetery



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West Surrey Family History Society holds no records for this cemetery.

Friends of Surrey Cemeteries (Surrey Cemeteries: a survey, 2012):

Opened 1856. 36.5 acres. Census of London burials Aug 1889 showed 80,800 here. 29.5 acres purchased 1855 for £9927 by St Giles Camberwell 7 further acres in 1874.

Total cost to the Camberwell Vestry of original cemetery £17,200 – in style with 3 chapels, CofE, NC, RC – 1st two by George Gilbert Scott in gothic style. NC & CofE Demolished in 1960s following council proposal (in Feb 1938?) to demolish the RC and NC chapels and provide a garden of remembrance on their sites. RC chapel survived to the 70s. Large gothic lodge remains – bricked up, restored since 1994.

Only a few monuments of note. Registers kept at Camberwell New, can be searched, fee £11.

No facilities but many people of interest buried here. Cemetery has been extensively researched and written about by Ron Woolacott MBE of Friends Of Nunhead Cemetery.

Older burials may have taken place at Camberwell St. Giles which was the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions


West Surrey Family History Society CD15 (Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has burial records for Camberwell St. Giles from 1750 to 1802.

WSFHS CD18 (Metropolitan Surrey Burials Index) has burial records for Camberwell St. Giles from 1769 to 1799.

WSFHS CD24 (A 2nd Collection of Surrey Baptisms) has baptismal records for: WSFHS CD29 (A 2nd Collection of Metropolitan Surrey Burials Index) has burial records for:

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Camberwell is a district within the London Borough of Southwark
Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A. Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.




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