Lawn Memorial Park

The entrance
Photo by Tony Mould
A floral tribute
Photo by Tony Mould
Preserving the external appearance of a park
Photo by Tony Mould
Flat gravestones
Photo by Tony Mould

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.

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 (21/02/2007)
  • I can’t get there either. My parents are here also, so is my brother.

    By Kaz (02/05/2009)
  • 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 (23/05/2012)
  • 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)
  • Recently found a card with the details of where my Grandmother was buried in 1967. She lived a short distance away, and I played in this area when it was just parkland as a child. Remember rolling down the bank where the Quakers are now buried. Thank you for the pictures.

    By Tricia Beale (23/07/2020)
  • I’m trying to find my uncles grave stone but have limited information how could I find out if it is still where I have been told it is as details I have are drive in park at the 1st litter bin and seat and he is in the row in front towards the sea?

    By Lisa (13/04/2021)
  • Lisa,
    Brighton & Hove council have a dedicated department for burial grounds. I found them most helpful, with exact plot numbers and sending a little map to aid you. They had a direct phone line of 01273 604020. Failing that, ask the main switchboard who should know any more recent number.
    Good luck, Roger.

    By ROGER WILSON (14/04/2021)

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