After the cremation
Following a cremation, cremated remains may be scattered in the Crematorium's Garden of Remembrance, but if you would like to have an individual plot to bury the cremated remains, and mark it with a memorial, our cemeteries may offer you this option. Please note that only biodegradable containers can be buried in the cemeteries. The pages on the left may help you to make your choice.
You can download the application to purchase a new grave(pdf, 47KB) if there is no existing family grave; but if you already have a grave in the cemetery, you need to complete an application for burial in an existing grave(pdf, 88KB).
At the time of the burial/scattering of cremated remains, you may wish to have a Minister present to take a short service. However, if you prefer not to have a formal service, you may like to look at our downloadable Cremated Remains Service Sheet(pdf, 32KB), and adapt it for your own use.
Local Crematorium contact details
The London Borough of Richmond is a member of the Mortlake Crematorium Board and the South West Middlesex Crematorium Board.
Contact Mortlake Crematorium
The contact details for Mortlake Crematorium are:
Kew Meadow Path,
Contact South West Middlesex Crematorium
The contact details for South West Middlesex Crematorium (known locally as Hanworth Crematorium) are: