Cemetery

Please note the Cemetery remains open during the Coronavirus threat but please practice social distancing.  Please contact the Cemetery Officer if you have any queries 07769 167 179 or email elaine@saffronwalden.gov.uk – thank you

Radwinter Road Cemetery, Saffron Walden, CB11 3HU, is a peaceful space which offers a natural environment for all types of wildlife and as a result is an important nature conservation resource.

The Cemetery is open to the public every day and vehicles are permitted, at the discretion of the Town Council, to allow family and friends to visit.  From time to time we may need to impose temporary restrictions for vehicle access, details of which will be displayed in the Cemetery noticeboard.  A 5mph speed limit is in operation.

The Cemetery is divided into different areas;  lawn cemetery, traditional area, garden of remembrance and areas for children and young people. There is a separate section for War graves which are cared for by The Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Please click on the following link for the names and locations in the Cemetery where WW1 soldiers are buried and please take time to visit in person if you are passing by.

WW1 soliders names and grave sites at Radwinter Road Cemetery

WW1 soldiers’ names who fought and lost their lives and whose names are inscribed on the War Memorial, High Street

For details of War Memorials in Saffron Walden and beyond click on the following link War Memorials online

The refurbished Victorian Chapel is non-denominational and a place of great tranquillity which lends itself naturally to both a formal or relaxed service.  Please note the use of the Cemetery Chapel is suspended during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Toilet facilities are available Monday – Friday 8am – 3pm. The nearest public toilets are in Hill Street in the town.

Enquiries and Cemetery Services

All enquiries should be addressed to Saffron Walden Town Council, Market Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1HZ  to The Town Hall for the attention of Elaine Baynes, Cemetery Officer. Telephone: 07769 167 179 or email elaine@saffronwalden.gov.uk

Cemetery records are available for public inspection Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-1pm. There are facilities for members of the public to carry out a burial search on this website under the tab ‘Burial Search’.  If you plan to visit the Cemetery to find a grave it is advisable to contact the Cemetery Officer prior to your visit.  She can send you extracts from the burial registers which will assist you in finding a burial location.

Additionally, you may wish to visit The Saffron Walden Historical Society website.

The Registrar for Births, Deaths and Marriages is based at the Registration Office at the offices of Uttlesford District Council, London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4ER. Telephone 0845 603 7632 or 01799 510510 email uttlesford.ro@essex.gov.uk  Hours of opening are Monday 2pm-4.30pm, Tuesday 9am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm, Wednesday 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm & Friday 1.30pm-4.30pm.

If you are the owner of an Exclusive Right of Burial, ie a grave owner, and you have moved from the address where the ERB was registered, please inform the Cemetery Officer.  Health and Safety work is currently being carried out to headstones and it is particularly difficult to trace owners once they have moved from their registered address. We are currently wishing to trace owners of graves in Compartments 40-45.

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