Gap Road Cemetery
Bus routes 156 and 439
About the cemetery
Situated on Gap Road, the cemetery opened in 1876, is approximately 20 years . It is run and maintained by Merton Council. The cemetery is open to residents and non-residents. It is also known as Wimbledon Cemetery.
We still have new graves available for traditional, American casket and cremation remains burials.
The chapel has just been refurbished internally and externally.
There are toilets including a disabled toilet that are open during funerals
All graves are dug for two interments. Graves can be dug deeper on request for an extra charge.
Types of grave available
We welcome garden spaces in front of the headstones of graves; the rest of the grave will be grassed over. Having a garden space is optional and if you decide to have one, the family and the grave owner are responsible for taking care of the space. If you decide not to have a garden space, we can turf over the area. The rest of the grave will be grassed over. We ask that this area remains clear so that we can maintain and cut the grass and areas around each grave.
If you would like a garden space for traditional grave,a lawn style headstones can be erected at the head of the grave which allows a garden space with a maximum size: 0.76 metre (two feet six inches) wide and 1.52 metres (five feet) length this is left for planting bedding flowers or small shrubs.
If you would like a garden space for a cremated remains grave, a lawn style headstones can be erected at the head of the grave which allows a garden space with a maximum size: 1.22 metres (four feet) wide by 0.46 metre (18 inches) in length. The rest of the grassed area must be kept clear at all times.
The chapel can be used prior to a burial in the cemetery. It is suitable for all faiths and beliefs. It has seating for 40 people and space for 10 standing. It also has a hearing induction loop and a music system. It is pushchair and wheelchair accessible.
Tel: 020 3876 8806