Photo:The entrance

The entrance

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:A floral tribute

A floral tribute

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:Preserving the external appearance of a park

Preserving the external appearance of a park

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:Flat gravestones

Flat gravestones

Photo by Tony Mould

Lawn Memorial Park

Reproduced with permission from the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder, 1990

Please note that this text is an extract from a reference work written in 1990.  As a result, some of the content may not reflect recent research, changes and events.

d) LAWN MEMORIAL PARK, Warren Road, Woodingdean: Developed on 9.5 acres of Warren Farm land in 1962, the Lawn Memorial Park has gravestones laid flat to preserve the external appearance as a park and to allow for easy mowing. The park opened on 1 January 1963 and is now the principal cemetery in Brighton for new burials. It includes 311 interments removed from the Quaker's burial ground in Rifle Butt Road in 1972. {123,126}

Any numerical cross-references in the text above refer to resources in the Sources and Bibliography section of the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder.

This page was added on 14/01/2007.
Comments about this page

Thank you for these pictures of the Lawn Memorial Park.
My parents are buried here and I don't get the chance to visit their graves very often.

By Maggie Williams (23/02/2007)

I can't get there either. My parents are here also, so is my brother.

By Kaz (03/05/2009)

My grandparents, aunt and a few others of my family are buried here. I was here last, July 2009 and I managed to find my grandparents grave within 10 minutes of arriving and I hadn't been here since 1990!

By Marguerite Parsons (03/02/2010)

My grandparents are buried here, Grave no. LCF88. They died in 1980 and 1982. It is some years since I last visited them. Thank you for the photos, it looks very peaceful.

By Mrs Joy Dean (24/05/2012)

Although I have no ancestors in this beautiful peaceful place it seems that in the times we find ourselves today it is far better to have gravestones laid flat as vandals would find it very difficult to flatten them.

By Mick Peirson (25/05/2012)

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