Blackburn cemetery

Service information

Blackburn CemeteryAll of the facilities in the cemetery are managed and maintained by Blackburn with Darwen Council including:

  • Burials;
  • All sections of various denominations, such as Christian, Muslim and Jewish;
  • 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 and keeping of the burial registers

Opening times

  • Apr-Sept: 10:00-20:30
  • Oct: 10:00-20:00
  • Nov-Mar: 10.00-16:30

As Blackburn 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 the other cemeteries if you already own the burial rights for a family grave.

If you encounter any problems or have any queries relating to the cemeteries or crematorium, please contact us.

How to find us

Blackburn cemetery is situated on Whalley New Road, Blackburn.

Directions from the nearest town

2 miles from Blackburn town centre, on the A666, Whalley New Road heading towards Clitheroe via Brownhill.

Public transport information

Bus and train timetable information

Nearest railway stations

  • Ramsgreave and Wilpshire 0.5 mile
  • Blackburn railway station 2 miles

Contact details

Mail Cemeteries Office, Pleasington Cemetery, Tower Road, Blackburn, BB2 5LE
Phone Number(s) 01254 202021
Fax Number(s)  
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