Darwen old and eastern cemetery

Service information

Darwen cemetreyAll of the facilities in the cemetery are managed and maintained by Blackburn with Darwen council including:

  • burials (all denominations provided for);
  • all grass and shrub areas;
  • flower and hard surfaces.

The Council is also responsible for both the physical and legal aspects of the burial procedure, including:

  • grave digging;
  • grounds maintenance;
  • keeping of the burial registers.

Darwen old cemetery has reached its capacity only pre-purchased graves can now be used.

New graves are available for purchase at:

  • Pleasington cemetery
  • Darwen eastern cemetery

Burials can be arranged in Darwen old cemetery if you already own the burial rights for a family grave.

Opening times

  • Apr - Sept 9:00-21:00
  • Oct - 9:00-20:00
  • Nov - Mar 9:00-16:00


Darwen old and eastern cemetery are on either side of the main road coming out of Darwen on the A666.

1 mile from Darwen town centre, on the A666 heading towards Bolton.

Friends group

The cemetery has a dedicated friends group who have carried out many improvements to the old cemetery. Visit their website.

Contact details

Mail Cemeteries Office, Pleasington Cemetery, Tower Road, Blackburn, BB2 5LE
Phone Number(s) 01254 202021
Fax Number(s)  
E-mail cemeteries@blackburn.gov.uk
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