Reserving a grave
You may wish to reserve a grave at one of the cemeteries we manage in Richmond upon Thames. The reservation of any grave space is subject to availability.
There is a fee to reserve a grave space for a five year period and is non-refundable. After this period you can renew the reservation for a further five years.You can only reserve one grave space and the reservation does not issue you with any rights to erect a memorial, place flowers or mark the grave space in any way.
The necessary cemetery purchase fees and burial fees are payable when the first burial is required. If there is a specific area of a cemetery in which you would like a grave, the Cemetery Office will attempt to locate one for you, on request.
Contact the Cemetery Office to make an appointment with a member of staff who will meet you at your chosen cemetery and show you the options available.
How to reserve a grave
Complete the Application to reserve a grave(pdf, 25KB) and send it, along with your payment to the Cemetery Office (cheques are made payable to L.B.R.U.T.). Debit cards and credit card payments (which is subject to a handling fee) can be made by telephoning the Cemeteries Team.
Contact the Cemeteries Team
We are open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm, excluding Public Holidays, Christmas and New Year.
The Cemetery Office
East Sheen Cemetery,
Telephone: 020 8876 4511
Fax: 020 8878 8118