- Erith Cemetery has been closed to fresh earthen burials for 20 years
- Site had run out of space but it has now opened new memorial terrace
- Construction of a series of stone mausoleums and sarcophagi on slope
- This has created room for 600 new graves in Bexley, south-east London
It’s the sort of item that you’d more commonly associate with Ancient Egypt, but the sarcophagus is making a comeback as London runs out of burial space.
Erith Cemetery, in Bexley, south-east London, opened in 1894 but has been closed to fresh earthen burials for 20 years after it ran out of space. However, it has now opened a new memorial terrace.