Hanwell Cemetery, Westminster

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One of the problems with tracking down cemeteries is that there tends not to be a standard name for many of them. Over the course of a century, the same cemetery can go by half a dozen different names. Less often, the same name can be used for more than one cemetery. And with this one, both those things are happening.

The cemetery owned by the City of Westminster, situated on the south side of Uxbridge Road, has been variously known as City of Westminster Cemetery, Mill Hill Cemetery (not to be confused with the Mill Hill Cemetery in Mill Hill) and Hanwell Cemetery (not to be confused with the other Hanwell Cemetery on the other side of Uxbridge Road, owned by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea). Westminster are currently calling it Hanwell, so I am too.

As a large, old (opened in 1854) cemetery in a prosperous part of town, you'd expect some spectacular monuments, but sadly, Hanwell lacks many. There are angels in various poses and a few granite mausoleums, but mostly the cemetery is filled with arch-shaped stones and crosses. Worth a look for Jerrard's spectacular chapel, though, which is built on an entirely different scale to most cemetery chapels.

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3 Responses to Hanwell Cemetery, Westminster

  1. Arlene Mauer says:

    I am trying to find out where my great, great grandparents are buried. Both of them died at the St. George's Hanover's Union Infirmary on Fulham Street.

    Charles Stamp died 03 August 1884
    Agnes Stamp died 17 July 1898

    Can anyone help me?

    Thank you for your attention to this request.


    • Londoncems says:

      Hi Arlene,
      You're more likely to get an accurate response on some of the genealogy forums, but I would imagine your ancestors were buried in the St. George's burial ground, near Bayswater Road. This was sold off by the Church Commissioners in the 70s for building. More info here:

  2. Lorraine Ricks says:

    Hi I am trying to find a grave for my mums little brother who died at only 3 months old in 1953. My mum was only 3 years old at the time but she believes he was buried in Hanwell Cemetery as they lived in Hanwell, Middlesex at the time but another relative who tried to find him before thinks he could be in an unmarked grave. Is it still possible to find him? Who do I need to contact? Is it the city of Westminster council? His full name was Michael John Sandall born 26th April 1953. Thank you

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