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Crematoria

Volume 497: debated on Friday 21 March 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) by what companies or persons other than burial authorities are crematoria maintained in England and Wales outside the Metropolitan area; under what private or local Acts; and in what places; (2) how many crematoria are maintained within the administrative county of London and how many elsewhere in England and Wales; how many are maintained, respectively, by the councils of counties, borough councils, non-borough councils and urban districts;

Maintained by burial authoritiesOthers
Crematoria situatedTotalCounty Borough CouncilsCity of London CorporationMetropolitan Borough CouncilsBorough CouncilsJoint Burial BoardsBurial BoardsCrematorium BoardsCompanies
(i) within the administrative County of London413
(ii) elsewhere in England and Wales (including some in Greater London—figures in brackets)5023135121*14†
(10)(1)(1)(3)(1)(1)(1)(2)
* Mortlake Crematorium maintained by the Mortlake Crematorium Board constituted under the Mortlake Crematorium Act 1936.
† Golders Green Crematorium maintained by the London Cremation Co. Ltd.
Hendon Park Green Crematorium maintained by the Abney Park Cemetery Co. Ltd.
Birmingham Green Crematorium maintained by the Birmingham Crematorium Co. Ltd.
Brighton (The Downs) Green Crematorium maintained by the Brighton & Preston Cemetery Co. Ltd.
Bristol Green Crematorium maintained by the Bristol General Cemetery Co. Ltd.
Cambridge Green Crematorium maintained by the Cambridge & Counties Crematorium Ltd.
Darlington Green Crematorium maintained by the Darlington Cremation Society Ltd.
Kent County (Charing) Green Crematorium maintained by the Kent County Crematorium Ltd.
Manchester Green Crematorium maintained by the Manchester Crematorium Co. Ltd.
Northampton Green Crematorium maintained by the Counties Crematorium Ltd.
Norwich Green Crematorium maintained by the Norwich Crematorium Ltd.
Oxford Green Crematorium maintained by the Oxford Crematorium Ltd.
Stockport Green Crematorium maintained by the Stockport Borough Cemetery Co. Ltd.
Woking Green Crematorium maintained by the London Cremation Co. Ltd.

how many by other burial authorities and how many by cremation authorities, not being burial authorities.

The following table gives the desired information. No statutory authority is required for the establishment of a crematorium by a private company or person.