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Buying a grave for future use

Buying a grave for future use is known as 'purchase in reserve'. We only offer this service at Gap Road Cemetery.

Only one space can be bought per household but each grave can hold three coffin burials and 12 cremation remains.

To view the next available grave space please contact the Cemetery Office

Some key regulations covering Gap Road Cemetery

Grave style

Traditional graves: see Types of grave available


Graves are only available in the G section of the Gap Road Cemetery. Graves are given out by us and will be the next one in sequence.


The section is multi-faith. There are no separate sections for different religions.

Lease of the grave space, Exclusive right of Burial and transfer of ownership

See Grave ownership and transfer of grave ownership space

Residents and non-residents of Merton

The service is available to residents and non-residents of Merton Borough. Please note there is a difference in price for non-residents.

Fees and charges

There is a surcharge to purchase a grave in reserve. See fees and charges .

Payment will be required in full by credit or debit card by the end of the next working day following the viewing of the grave.

Contact us

idverde ltd
Cemeteries Office
Cheam Depot
Cheam Park
Tudor Close

Tel: 020 3876 8806