Help to shape the future of West Norwood Cemetery

As part of the engagement work around the future of West Norwood Cemetery Lambeth are holding drop-in sessions at the Portico Gallery on the following days next week:

Wednesday 13 September: 18:30 – 20:00  and
Saturday 16 September: 10:00 – 16:00

The consultation materials will be on display and questionnaires available. Lambeth officers will also be delivering a series of ‘bite-sized’ talks / PowerPoint presentations  during these drop-in sessions:

18:30 – 18:50:
The FoWNC – The Cemetery’s rich heritage,
Harrison Design Development – The Proposed Improvement Works
Lambeth Council – The HLF Project

19:30 – 19:50:
The FoWNC – The Cemetery’s rich heritage,
Harrison Design Development – The Proposed Improvement Works
Lambeth Council– The HLF Project

If you are unable to attend please complete the survey online – or email the project team at

Help to shape the future of West Norwood Cemetery

West Norwood Cemetery is a very significant Grade II* listed site with huge heritage value, and also offers a vast peaceful resource in a densely populated part of the borough.

Lambeth Council, in partnership with the Friends of West Norwood Cemetery (FoWNC), have been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to develop proposals to restore and improve West Norwood Cemetery for the future.

How to respond

Complete the survey online –
Email the Project Team at
Come along to one of the drop-in sessions

This is your chance to see our proposals, ask any questions and tell us what you think, come meet us at:

West Norwood FEAST open sessions

Sunday – 6 August
Sunday – 03 September

Portico Gallery Open Sessions

Wednesday 13 September – 6:30pm till 8pm
Saturday 16 September – 10am till 4pm

Consultation –

Previous blog –

Lottery grant for “magnificent” West Norwood Cemetery

West Norwood has been granted a fantastic £4.8m from the Lottery. Friends of West Norwood Cemetery said the £4.8m investment would be spent on improving the cemetery’s drainage, footpaths and entrance gates.The money will also be used for works on an area reserved for the Greek Orthodox community – known as the “necropolis” or “cemetery within a cemetery”.

For more information take a look here and at the article in the BBC.

Notable people buried at West Norwood Cemetery

  • Isabella Beeton (1836-1865) – Author of Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management
  • Sir Henry Bessemer (1813-1898) – Inventor of the Bessemer converter, which helped mass-produce steel
  • Sir Henry Doulton (1820-1897) – Businessman, inventor and pottery manufacturer
  • Sir Henry Tate (1819-1899) – Sugar merchant who founded the Tate gallery
  • Sir Hiram Maxim (1840-1916) – Inventor of the Maxim machine gun