Finding a grave


Please make an appointment before coming to Abney to search for a grave.

Even with a plot number, graves can be very difficult to find. The ground around the graves is often uneven and overgrown so can be unsafe, with low visibility.

Because of this we recommend that you are accompanied by someone from the Abney Park Trust team when looking for a grave. As well as being a memorial park, Abney Park is also a nature reserve and an important site for biodiversity. Should you decide to explore without our help, we ask you to be mindful of this and take care not to damage the memorials or disturb the vegetation more than necessary.

To find out whether the person you are looking for is buried at Abney you can search an external database here. (This is an external database, not managed by the Trust.) Please be aware that if you print the map from this external site, it only shows you the section the grave is in - not the plot location.

You can also contact us to find out whether the person you are looking for is buried at Abney and we can search our internal database.

As a charity we do ask for a £25 fee for a single grave search to help cover our costs (printing, staff time etc), and to maintain this service. The fee does reduce for more than one search.

If you turn up at Abney Park without an appointment, unfortunately we may not be able to help you. Depending on the location, a grave search can be time consuming and our staff are not always able to interrupt their work.

Contact the Abney Park Trust by email - or call 0207 275 7557 to make an appointment. 


We recommend searching for graves in autumn or winter when headstones are more visible.

Appointment days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between 10 am - 2 pm.

Park opening times

Abney Park is open from
8 am year round and
closes at varying times.
The park's current 
opening hours are
8am – 5pm daily.




The Visitors Centre

Is usually open from
10 am – 3 pm, daily.

Times may vary so
please call before
making a special visit.


Contact Details

Abney Park, Stoke Newington High Street,
London N16 0LH 
Tel: 0207 275 7557
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