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Conservation and Heritage

The Catacombs

The Cemetery Catacombs​

The City of London Cemetery and Crematorium is unique​ in the national and worldwide context due to the nature and quality of its landscape, and is exceptional in its range and continuity of its burial provision, which represents all of the main trends in British funerary culture over the past 150 years.

The cemetery has been of significance to many generations of Londoners, especially from the East End, as the final resting place of their loved ones. In addition to its importance to relatives as a place of remembrance, the cemetery is a public space of some dignity even for those who have no personal connection to it.

For this reason the City of London takes the conservation and heritage of the cemetery very seriously. As a result, we recently commissioned a Conservation Management Plan in order to create a vision for the future management of the site.

This plan covers all aspects of the cemetery including the preservation of the many burial and cremation registers, and provision for the re-use of grave plots.

30 April 2012
Last Modified:
02 September 2019