Blackburn cemetery

Find out about opening times, location and directions.

Everything in the cemetery is managed and maintained by Blackburn with Darwen Council including:

  • burials
  • all sections of various denominations e.g. Christian, Muslim, 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: 10am to 8.30pm
  • Oct: 10am to 8pm
  • Nov-Mar: 10am to 4.30pm

As Blackburn cemetery has reached its capacity only pre-purchased graves can now be used.

New graves are available for purchase at:

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.


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