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Location of cemeteries

Location of our cemeteries and their opening times


We own and maintain five cemeteries in West Norfolk. We're unable to assist with enquiries relating to other cemeteries and churchyards in Norfolk that we're not responsible for.

Cemeteries in West Norfolk
Cemetery Year opened
Gayton Road, King's Lynn opened 1938
Hardwick Road, King's Lynn opened 1855
Police Road, Walpole St Andrew  opened 1959
Alexandra Road, Hunstanton opened 1927
Smeeth Road, Marshland St James opened 1923

Opening times and visitor information

Cemeteries are open to the public as follows:-

1 October to 31 March:

Cemetery opening times October to March
Day Opening times
Monday to Saturday 08:00 to 16:30
Sundays and Public Holidays 10:00 to 16:30

1 April to 30 September

Cemetery opening times April to September
Day Opening times
Monday to Saturday 08:00 to 20:00
Sundays and Public Holidays 10:00 to 18:00

All our cemeteries can be freely accessed by pedestrians and motorised scooters during the published opening hours.

Our Gayton Road Cemetery requires an electronic key to open the barrier for authorised ‘accessible’ vehicles. Please bring your blue badge or letter from your doctor outlining mobility issues into the Public Enquiry Office at Mintlyn Crematorium, Lynn Road, King’s Lynn PE32 IHB. Here a key will be issued once you've paid a refundable deposit.

We aim to make our cemeteries safe, tranquil places where people can remember their loved ones. Signs at the entrance of each cemetery outline to visitors our cemetery rules. These include:

  • keeping dogs on a short lead and clearing up after them if they foul in the cemetery
  • ensuring all litter is disposed of in the blue bins provided
  • being considerate and respectful when visiting the cemetery
  • not playing any game or sport, or creating a nuisance

Please observe these rules when visiting our cemeteries.

Burial times

Burial times can take place in our cemeteries during the following times:

  • 2 March - 31 October - Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 3:30pm.
  • 1 November - 1 March - Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 2:30pm.

In the Walpole St Andrew and Marshland St James cemeteries we do not arrange for the grave digging. This is arranged by the Funeral Director or the person arranging the burial if no Funeral Director is used. In this case we can give permission for a graveside service to take place up to 3.30pm all year, providing:

  • the Grave Digger is on the register of Grave Diggers (The Register) held by us, and
  • the Grave Digger has provided a Risk Assessment and Method Statement approved by us

Burials are not normally permitted Saturday, Sunday or Public Holidays.

Arrangements can be made for Muslim burials.