Our mission is…
‘To promote for the public benefit, the conservation of the flora, fauna, monuments, buildings and burial records of the Margravine Hammersmith Cemetery London and the introduction of improvements to the cemetery and its management so long as they are compatible with the conservation of nature’.
This Victorian cemetery is an oasis of green, rich in wild flowers, with over three hundred trees, also insects including moths – all with many different species, also bats and foxes. The Borough archives include many historical documents about the cemetery including original maps and records of burials as well as a photographic record of the more interesting graves. There are 6 listed monuments.
The main gates are in Margravine Gardens, W6 – very close to Barons Court Underground station (Piccadilly and District lines). Known to locals as Margravine Cemetery, its historical name is Hammersmith Cemetery and is usually marked in maps as such.
Official opening times are always displayed on the clock on the boards near the main gates. Sometimes the cemetery is open earlier than advertised. It is closed before dusk at the end of the day.