Greenwich

Eltham Crematorium

Cremated remains

Cremated remains can be buried in the garden of remembrance or taken away.

If you are unsure what to do at the time of the funeral, we can retain cremated remains for three months.

There are special clearly marked areas set aside in the garden where remains can be buried. Locations can be recorded so that future remains can be scattered or buried in the same area.

Remains will be buried by appointment only at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am to 2.30pm

You are welcome to attend if you wish. A staff member will be available to accompany you.

Unclaimed remains

If we receive no instructions about how to deal with remains after a cremation, we will write to you giving you notice before we bury the cremated remains in the garden.

If you choose to take the remains away, they will be made available in a suitable container.

You should be sure to receive appropriate permission from any relevant local authority or landowner before you scatter or bury the remains.