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Cemeteries

The following cemeteries/burial grounds are under the Authority of the London Borough of Hillingdon:

  • Cherry Lane Cemetery (Shepiston Lane, Harlington, Hayes)
  • Harlington Burial Ground (St. Peter's Way, Harlington)
  • Harmondsworth Burial Ground (Harmondsworth Village)
  • Hillingdon & Uxbridge Cemeteries (Hillingdon Hill, Hillingdon)
  • Northwood Cemetery (Chestnut Avenue, Northwood)
  • Victoria Lane Burial Ground (Victoria Lane, Harlington)
  • West Drayton Cemetery (Harmondsworth Cemetery, West Drayton)
  • Woodland Burial Ground (rear of West Drayton Cemetery)

In addition the ground maintenance of St. Mary's Churchyard, Hayes is also carried out by our ground maintenance contractors.

Opening times

The cemeteries are open as stated below, however the London Borough of Hillingdon reserves the right to close or limit entry at any time. We also reserve the right to vary the times without notice.

OpeningsTimes
November, December, January, Februaryfrom 9am to 4pm
                            
March, Octoberfrom 9am to 5pm
April from 9am to 6pm
September from 9am to 7pm
May, June, July, Augustfrom 9am to 8pm
Cherry Lane Cemetery

Sundays, Good Friday, Bank Holidays, Christmas Day from 10am to usual time

Interments

To arrange for a deceased relative to be interred within one of the above cemeteries/burial grounds, please contact a Funeral Director who will arrange the interment on your behalf.

Interments take place on Mondays-Thursdays, 9am to 3pm and on Fridays, 9am to 2:30pm

As soon a practicable, after an interment in the lawn section, the gravespace will be sowed with grass seed or lay turf. This will be laid over the whole of the gravespace, with the exception of a bed 600mm x 1200mm (2' x 4') at the end of the gravespace as determined by the London Borough of Hillingdon.

If you wish to enquire about the types of gravespaces available within the cemeteries please contact the Cemetery Office.

cemetaries Enquiries

The Cemetery Office can help you with the following enquiries:

  • Cemetery location
    Please note: it is useful if you have as much information as possible, for example, the full name of the deceased and date/year of death.
  • Request for grave maintenance.
  • Book a burial plot.
  • Types of graves, etc.
  • Details of the regulations concerning the cemeteries.
  • Grave maintenance scheme
    The London Borough of Hillingdon operates a grave maintenance scheme where, for an annual fee, the gravespace will be prepared and/or planted.  For details and an application form please contact the  Cemetery Office.
    • Scheme A - the grave will be prepared and planted twice a year with seasonal bulbs
    • Scheme B - the grave will be prepared only so that you may plant your own bulbs

For a Monumental Mason, please refer to your local telephone directory, e.g. 'The Yellow Pages'.
 

Maintenance issues

  • Damaged graves
    If a grave is damaged by council staff, every effort will be made to repair it or put it right. Damage to a memorial will probably require the involvement of a monumental mason or other specialist.
    Report it
  • Grave sunk
    It is quite common for graves to sink a few months after interment, and sunken graves are usually topped up and levelled after six months. 
    Report it
  • Ground maintenance
    Maintenance is similar to that in parks. Grass is normally cut approximately every fortnight between late March and early November. Strimming is carried out in conjunction with grass cutting to ensure that all areas look neat and tidy. Special efforts are made to ensure that grass cuttings are removed from paths. Headstone borders are tended seven times per year.
  • Rose issues
    Roses in cemeteries are planted and maintained in line with the normal parks specifications. Those planted by relatives, visitors etc may be pruned by the council if they become overgrown or start to cause problems.

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