The crematorium was long regarded as a model for such establishments.
Cambridge is one of the few American cities possessing a crematorium (1900).
Near Woking is Brookwood cemetery, belonging to the London Necropolis Company, with a crematorium.
There is a new general hospital at Eppendorf, outside the town on the north, built on the pavilion principle, and one of the finest structures of the kind in Europe; and at Ohlsdorf, in the same direction, a crematorium was built in 1891 in conjunction with the town cemeteries (370 acres).
A crematorium was completed in 1909, and cremation instead of interment has since been urged by the District commissioners.