Cemeteries run by West Suffolk Council

West Suffolk Council owns and manages Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill Cemeteries.

In April 2017, West Suffolk Council took on certain management responsibilities for Newmarket Cemetery on behalf of Newmarket Town Council which remains the site owner.

West Suffolk Council also maintains an additional fifteen closed churchyards.

Bury St Edmunds Cemetery

Opening times

  • 1 April to 30 September, 8am to 7pm every day (including public holidays)
  • 1 October to 31 March, 8am to 4.30pm every day (including public holidays)

Interment times

An interment can be booked Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) subject to availability.

The latest times that an interment can be booked vary and are seasonal:

  • 1 April to 30 September, full burial new grave 3.15pm, full burial reopening 3.30pm and an interment of ashes 4pm.
  • 1 October to 31 March, full burial new grave 2pm, full burial reopening 2.15pm and an interment of ashes 2.45pm.

Address and location map

Kings Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 3DT

Google Maps - Bury St Edmunds Cemetery

New and existing graves

You cannot buy new full burial graves at this cemetery, but burials can still take place in family graves that have been purchased in the past, subject to the original terms on the deed and the permission of the deed holder. Contact us to arrange this.

If you have a family grave, we can also arrange for the interment of cremated remains into the grave, again with the permission of the deed holder.

Please contact us for information on the availability of new plots for the purpose of ashes interments only.

Facilities and services

Chapel: there is a traditional chapel with seating for approximately 55 people which can be hired for a funeral service. A small electric organ and hymn books are also available along with a hearing loop.

Memorials and dedications: memorial benches and trees dedicated to a loved one can be purchased on a lease, subject to availability.

Parking: no private vehicles are allowed in the cemetery other than blue badge holders.

Dogs: we ask that dogs are always kept on a lead and bins are used for all dog waste to help keep the cemetery tidy for all who wish to visit.

Grass cutting

To report a problem or issue with our grounds maintenance, you can complete our online grounds maintenance enquiry form or phone 01284 763233.

Cemetery fees and regulations

See our Cemetery fees for Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill Cemeteries for a list of fees and services offered.

Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill Cemetery regulations


Haverhill Cemetery

Opening times

  • 1 April to 30 September, 8am to 7pm every day (including public holidays)
  • 1 October to 31 March, 8am to 4.30pm every day (including public holidays)

Interment times

An interment can be booked Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) subject to availability.

The latest times that an interment can be booked vary and are seasonal:

  • 1 April to 30 September, full burial new grave 3.15pm, full burial reopening 3.30pm and an interment of ashes 4pm.
  • 1 October to 31 March, full burial new grave 2pm, full burial reopening 2.15pm and an interment of ashes 2.45pm.

Address and location map

Withersfield Road
Haverhill
Suffolk
CB9 9HF

Google Maps - Haverhill cemetery

New and existing graves

Graves are available to buy in Haverhill Cemetery for burials or for the interment of ashes, although we no longer sell graves for pre-purchase.

St Botolphs Meadowland is a designated area within the cemetery for biodegradable coffins. No further graves are available here for pre-purchase.

Cemetery fees and regulations

See our Cemetery fees for Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill Cemeteries for a list of fees and services offered.

Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill Cemetery regulations

Facilities and services

Chapel: there is a traditional chapel with seating for approximately 35 people, a small electric organ and hymn books can be provided. A hearing loop system is also available.

Tributes: memorial benches and trees are available subject to availability.

Parking: no private vehicles are allowed in the cemetery other than blue badge holders.

Dogs: we ask that dogs are always kept on a lead and bins are used for all dog waste to help keep the cemetery tidy for all who wish to visit.

Grass cutting

To report a problem or issue with our grounds maintenance, you can complete our online grounds maintenance enquiry form or phone 01284 763233.


Newmarket Cemetery

In April 2017, we took over the management of Newmarket Cemetery. Any enquiries from members of the public, funeral directors or stone masons need to be made to us.

Opening times

The opening times are set at the discretion of Newmarket Town Council and are displayed on notices throughout the cemetery.

Interment times

An interment can be booked Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) subject to availability.

The latest times that an interment can be booked vary and are seasonal:

  • 1 April to 30 September, full burial new grave 3.15pm, full burial reopening 3.30pm and an interment of ashes 4pm.
  • 1 October to 31 March, full burial new grave 2pm, full burial reopening 2.15pm and an interment of ashes 2.45pm.

Address and location map

High Street
Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 9JW

Google Maps - Newmarket Cemetery

Facilities and services

Chapel: There is a traditional chapel with seating for approximately 25 people which can be hired for funeral services.

Parking: no private vehicles are allowed in the cemetery other than blue badge holders.

Dogs: we ask that dogs are always kept on a lead and bins are used for all dog waste to help keep the cemetery tidy for all who wish to visit.

Grass cutting

To report a problem or issue with our grounds maintenance, you can complete our online grounds maintenance enquiry form or phone 01284 763233.

How do I buy a grave?

Graves for full burials and for the interment of cremated remains are available to buy in Newmarket Cemetery, although we no longer sell graves for pre-purchase.

Cemetery fees and regulations

See our Cemetery fees for Newmarket Cemetery for a list of fees and services offered.

Temporary regulations during the coronavirus pandemic to be read in addition to the standard Newmarket Cemetery regulations


Cemetery records

By law, all interments need to be recorded in public burial registers and grave registers. These are available to look at by appointment. Complete the online cemeteries query form to make a request.

Contact

Other cemeteries in West Suffolk

Brandon

Church Road cemetery is managed by Brandon Town Council. Telephone 01842 811844 or email office@brandontc.co.uk

Mildenhall

Thetford Road cemetery is managed by Mildenhall High Town Council. Telephone 01638 713493 or email townmanager@mildenhall-tc.gov.uk