More about Woodvale Crematorium

The grounds

Based within the larger area of the Victorian-era Lewes Road Cemetery, Woodvale crematorium's grounds have been developed in a well wooded valley and contain many fine specimens of trees and shrubs. The area adjacent to the main North and South Chapels has been beautifully landscaped with lawns, a waterfall and stream, rockeries and flower beds to provide a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere for those attending funerals. There is a Garden of Remembrance where cremated remains can be scattered or buried and memorials provided.

The Extra-Mural Chapel is set apart in the bordering Extra-Mural Cemetery, which also dates from the Victorian era. 

Visitors with an interest in the grounds may be interested in the Tomb and Nature Trail that takes walkers on a circular walk around grounds.

Parking and public transport

Free parking is available at all the chapels, with sign posted space for disabled badge holders. Visitors should park on the left hand side of the one-direction driveways that approach and head away from the North and South Chapels. The Extra-Mural Chapel's parking is also on the driveway approaching the chapel.

The nearest train station is Brighton station, which is about a 30 minute walk from the crematorium grounds or a short journey by taxi. Bus numbers 37 and 37b are the only routes linking the station and the crematorium, and stop near Woodvale's alternative Bear Road gate. Other bus routes which start from from the city centre (not going via the train station) are the 25, 28, 29 & 49. For further bus information see the Brighton and Hove Buses website.

See also the council's Journey On travel planner.


If you have an interest in the grounds that Woodvale is set in, and the buildings that are found within, you may wish to read about the history of Woodvale