Darwen Old and Eastern cemetery

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 8:00-22:00
  • November - March 8:00-18:00

The office opening hours are 8.00am – 4.00pm, please note the office is currently closed due to COVID-19. The book of remembrance room is also currently closed due to COVID-19.


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.