In 2019 Woking Borough Council, owners of Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey, began the restoration of the Colquhoun family chapel & crypt.

This involved the exhumation of ten Lead coffins from the crypt, re-coffining and eventual re-interment.

Rowland Brothers Exhumation Services Ltd were tasked with this part of the restoration.

Almost hidden from view, the chapel was not the easiest site to access, and required a state-of-the-art transport system.

Colquhoun Chapel Restoration Outside

Inside, the crypt was found to be flooded with two feet of water. But we had a plan:

Colquhoun Chapel Restoration Exhumations

Colquhoun Chapel Restoration Exhumation Services

Colquhoun Chapel Restoration Exhumation Process

Exhumation Process

Exhumations Process

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Exhumation Services Groundwork


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