Darwen Old and Eastern cemetery

Find out about opening times, location and directions.

All 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

New graves are available for purchase at:

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

Opening times

  • April - October 8am to 10pm
  • November - March 8am to 6pm

The office opening hours are 8am to 4pm


Darwen old and eastern cemetery is 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 for further information.


Darwen Eastern Cemetery map