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

  • 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.