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St Pancras cemetery circa 1900Islington and Camden Cemetery Services (ICCS) is a joint service set up in June 2004 by the London Boroughs of Islington and Camden. 

We are committed to providing quality services, offering a funerals service which meets the social, ethical and  environmental needs of the community, including choices which enable every individual to arrange a meaningful funeral and have therefore signed up to the Charter for the Bereaved. Please see the "Charter for the Bereaved" page on the left of this page.

Islington and Camden Cemetery Services run four cemeteries, three of which offer choices of new graves, the other being closed. Each
cemetery has a unique character, and features a chapel where burial services may be held. We can offer both consecrated and non-consecrated burial sections to provide for all denominations. In order to preserve the peace, tranquillity and high maintenance standard of the sites dogs are only allowed on leads.

It also maintains important parkland and wildlife habitats. Memorial gardens at these sites provide an opportunity for the public to remember their loved ones in a quiet and peaceful environment.

There is NO filming or still photography in the cemetery grounds unless permission has been granted in advance.

Islington and Camden Cemetery Services
Islington and St Pancras Cemeteries and Crematorium, 278 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9AG.

(Click on address above for map)

Email: islingtoncamdencemeteries@islington.gov.uk

Tel: 020 7527 8300
Fax: 020 8883 2784

Cemetery Burial Office Opening times

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
We are closed to public enquires between 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Cemetery Opening Times

Daily including Bank Holidays

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November: 9am - 5pm December, January: 9am - 4pm Christmas Day: 10am to 2pm. 

All cars will be restricted from entering the cemetery grounds 30 minutes prior to closing. This will be 5pm in Summer and 4pm in Winter. 

Pedestrian turnstiles allowing access if the gates are closed are located at Coppetts Road Exit and the main entrance in the High Road.

To register a death of an Islington resident click the link "Births and Deaths" in the Related Information box on the right.

To register a death of a Camden resident click the link "Camden Registrar" in the Useful Websites box on the right. 

BereavementHeadstones in Islington Cemetery

The death of a loved one can be a traumatic and lonely experience. The way people deal with grief is very personal and there is no right or wrong way to express how you feel when someone has died. But there is plenty of support and help available to you.

There are a number of organisations that need to be informed of a death:

  • The DSS site provides information about new bereavement benefits for husbands and wives. See the link under Useful Websites on the right for more details.
  • The Inland revenue provides information about inheritance tax and what to do to get further information. See the link under Useful Websites on the right for more details.

You will also need to inform:

  • your bank
  • your insurance company
  • your pension company

Customer Change of Address

If you are a grave owner we like to keep our records up to date. If you have moved house please advise us in writing using the form located in Downloadable Documents at the bottom of this page. 

Dogs

Please keep your dog on a lead in all our cemeteries and remember to clean up after them using appropriate bins sited near the main entrance. 

FAQs

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions. Please see the downloadable document section at the bottom of this page. If your question has not been answered please contact the cemetery office. 

Genealogy and searching of our records 

You can now find the burial and cremation records of Hampstead,St Pancras, Islington and Trent Park cemeteries online at Deceased Online. Which you can search yourself for a small fee.

If you wish to come to the office to search our records free of charge access is from:
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) 10am – 12 noon or 2-4pm. You must have completed your search by 12 noon or 4pm. This is a working cemetery so please be aware that staff may have limited time to assist with your search.

If you wish us to search on your behalf please write to us with as much information as possible. The full name of the deceased, their burial date, last home address if known and enclosing a fee of £10 per deceased person. Please make cheques payable to London Borough of Islington and post to Islington and Camden Cemetery Services, 278 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9AG. 

Grass Cutting

Our grass cutting contractors work to a rota to ensure all designated areas are cut in turn. If the grass in your section has not been cut this means it awaits its turn on the rota. Please note that we scrutinise contractor’s responses to complaints taking action as appropriate.  Our current grounds maintenance contract, specifies cutting  approximately every 4 to 5 weeks. Please note that the removal of grass cuttings is NOT included in the current contract at present.

Graves 

St Pancras, Islington & Trent Park Cemeteries. There are still burial plots available in all three cemeteries.  Due to the large acreage and varying prices (road side, parishioner or non-parishioner) please contact the office to book an appointment to select and purchase a grave. 

How to get to us 

By Car
We are adjacent to the A406 North Circular. Take the exit marked A1000 towards East Finchley. The main entrance is 278 High Road N2 9AG. The vehicular gates are Coppetts Road are locked. But there is pedestrian access via a turnstile. Please note the cemetery is huge at 190 acres. We advise that you drive here, there is ample parking available.

Bus Routes
263 (runs along the High Road) heading towards Barnet  - get off at St Marys Church/Chandos Road
43 (runs along Colney Hatch Lane, far end of cemetery) heading towards Friern Barnet - get off just before the North Circular A406 or Tesco’s

Underground
Northern Line (Barnet Branch) to East Finchley Station in the High Road. We are about a mile from the station. Opposite the station is a local Taxi firm. Or turn left out of the station and take a 20/25 minute walk (1 mile) to the main gate. We do offer a minibus service that will drop you around the cemetery. This only runs on a Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 12noon and again from 1pm – 4pm, including Public Holidays. 

Maps 

To download a map of each cemetery please go to downloadable documents at the bottom of this page. We are unable to place maps of every section within our cemeteries on our web site as there are far too many. Please go to Deceased Online to locate the section and grave and a map will be available. Or come to the cemetery office between 9.00am- 4.00pm Monday to Friday with the grave number and section and we will provide you with a more detailed map. 

Memorial Safety Inspections 

We are currently testing all memorials located in our cemeteries. It is the owner of the "Right of Burials" responsibility to maintain the memorial and if it fails we will write to you. For more information on which area of the cemetery we are currently testing and how we test or what to do next if your memorial fails, please see the downloadable documents section at the bottom of this page. 

Parking 

Please note the cemetery is huge at 190 acres. There is free ample parking available on any of the roads within the cemetery. Please do not park on the grass. We do advise that you lock your car whilst not in attendance. 

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