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cemetery Records

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Lesley Report 26 Aug 2013 18:24

I feel very aggrieved that the cemetery records of Tottenham and also Edmonton cannot be searched in person and although I have written several times and they always say they will look nothing happens (I have death dates).

Many records are on line or I have been to cemeteries and searched in their offices these are no longer open at any time.

I am not sure what our rights as the general public are but intend to take this up with my MP or the MP for that area any other ideas the Council is totally unhelpful.


Porkie_Pie Report 26 Aug 2013 18:45





+++DetEcTive+++ Report 26 Aug 2013 18:56

Have you been able to identify the Councillor responsible for the Cemeteries? Cemeteries normally get bundled with Parks etc.

I've never been able to work out if it's in Tower Hamlets, Haringhey or Enfield :-0

Not sure if we have 'rights' to view Cemetery records. We probably have to bear in mind that the employees are mainly concerned with providing facilites and a service for the relatives/family of the recently deceased.

A contact gained access to Cemetery records held by Sittingbourne Council a few years ago. He said that he had to sit in a corridor going through them with an employee by his side.

There is a lot of potentially personal information on more recent records - staffing costs aside, could they be concerned about data protection?


Lesley Report 28 Aug 2013 17:24

Thanks for the link of Find a Grave they had a few entries for the two cemeteries I want but unfortunately not the ones I am interested in will have to phone the Council again and hope they will look for me this time.


Andysmum Report 29 Aug 2013 12:28

Have you seen this? Apparently it came into force last week. It might be worth contacting Dignity Funerals.

Crematorium and cemetery sites

Haringey Council no longer provides a cremation and burial service. This is now provided at Enfield Crematorium, Tottenham Cemetery and Wood Green Cemetery by Dignity Funerals Ltd.

For further information on the cemeteries and crematorium listed below, and for memorials queries, please visit Dignity Funerals Ltd (website - external link) or phone 020 8363 8324.

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Enfield Cemetery and Crematorium
Tottenham Cemetery
Wood Green Cemetery
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For record searches please phone 020 8363 8324 or email

Enfield Crematorium

Great Cambridge Road
London EN1 4DS

Telephone: 020 8363 8324

Office opening hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday (the grounds are open daily from 8.00am - 5.00pm)

Getting there:
Train: Turkey Street
Bus: 279, 313, 217, 317, 210

For more details and a map visit the Enfield Crematorium webpage (external link)

Tottenham Cemetery

White Hart Lane
London N17

Telephone: 020 8363 8324

Grounds opening hours: daily 7.30am-4.30pm

Getting there:
Train: White Hart Lane
Bus: 279, 149, 121, W3

Find out more about the improvement works made to the cemetery lake
For more details and a map visit the Tottenham Cemetery webpage (external link)

Wood Green Cemetery

Green Flag Award Winner
Wolves Lane
Wood Green
London N22

Telephone: 020 8363 8324

Grounds opening hours: daily 7.30am - 4.30pm

Getting there:
Bus: 121, W4, 144
Tube: Wood Green.

For more details and a map visit the Wood Green Cemetery webpage (external link)


DazedConfused Report 30 Aug 2013 08:42

You may feel aggrieved, but I do not think any council allows people to view these records.

In fact I do not think councils allow anyone to view any of their records.


Carol Report 30 Aug 2013 09:27

I have been able to view the burial books / records where I live in Barnsley Yorkshire ever since I started my research at no cost the only thing that has changed is when I first went I was given the original leather bound ones the last time I went it was just typed paper work.