Hither Green Cemetery

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Coordinates: 51°26′11″N 0°0′39″E / 51.43639°N 0.01083°E / 51.43639; 0.01083

Hither Green Cemetery

Hither Green Cemetery is a large cemetery located on Verdant Lane, in Whitefoot, London, England. The cemetery is situated between Catford, Hither Green, Grove Park and Lee. Next to Hither Green Cemetery is Lewisham Crematorium.

Particularly notable graves and memorials[edit]

1939-1945 War Memorial[edit]

In the Cemetery, there is a memorial to all those who died at their post during World War II. This is situated next to the Sandhurst Road School memorial.

Civilian War Graves[edit]

There is a large terraced area which was built as a memorial to the 38 children and six teachers who died when Sandhurst Road School was bombed on Wednesday 20 January 1943.

Next to the memorial for the bombing, there is also a grave of some of the children and a teacher whose families chose to bury their dead together.

Military War Graves[edit]

The cemetery contains the graves of 39 Commonwealth service personnel of World War I and 198 from World War II. Those whose graves could not be marked by CWGC headstones are listed on the Screen Wall memorial in the main War Graves plot.[1]

Leland Lewis Duncan, MVO, OBE, FSE[edit]

Leland Lewis Duncan, Colfeian, historian and photographer (born 24 August 1862) was buried here following his death on 26 December 1923. Marking the 75th anniversary of his death, a headstone was erected on his grave as a tribute to his work in recording the history of Lewisham and surrounding areas. The headstone was funded by donations from the Old Colfeian's, Lewisham Council, various local groups (including local history groups) and surviving family.

Transport links[edit]


Hither Green Cemetery and Lewisham Crematorium is best served by the 284 bus route from Grove Park or Lewisham, Ladywell and Catford.

They are also served by the London Buses route 124 bus route from Eltham, Middle Park and Downham or Catford.


The cemetery and crematorium is within walking distance of Hither Green station and Grove Park station.

Alternatively, 284 bus links Grove Park station with the cemetery and crematorium and the 284 and 124 bus routes link Catford station and Catford Bridge station with the cemetery and crematorium.


  1. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery Report.

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