Sydenham Cemetery opened in 1896 and although approaching capacity it is still open for casket burials and second interments in the summer months.
Situated alongside Somerfield Park the cemetery is typical of a traditional monumental cemetery with large stone memorials and plots with concrete covers, however it also has standard upright modern memorials and plaques in the newer area. In the older area graves are laid out in formal planned rows, the newer area is much less formal.
There is an open roofed shelter located on the site where the Sextons House was once located. There are no toilet facilities at the cemetery, however there are public toilet facilities at the adjacent Somerfield park.
There are ash plots available.