Details of where to find records for cemeteries across Kent.
Public Health issues in the 19th century saw a flurry of Acts of Parliament to regulate burials in the United Kingdom. These Acts allowed for a rise in municipal cemeteries to cope with the critically overcrowded churchyards: especially in urban areas. Hence, for many of our ancestors, this saw the move away from the traditional burial in their parish church to their towns municipal cemetery.
The following list of last resting places is work in progress, and as such far from complete, and more places will be added in due course.
Canterbury and District
Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable
All three cemeteries are managed by Canterbury City Council who offer free access to their online database covering burials from the opening date of each cemetery to date.
CCC’s cemetery database https://cccgenealogy.canterbury.gov.uk
Burials start from 1877
Westgate Court Avenue, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8JL - open daytime
Burials start from 1881
Canterbury Road, (near Herne Village) Herne Bay, Kent CT6 7HB - open daytime
Burials start from 1854
Millstrood Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1QF - open daytime
Jewish Cemetery Canterbury
Burials start from 1760
The cemetery was in a state of decay in 2000 when the National Lottery granted funding that enable it to be tidied. It is now in the care of Canterbury City Council.
Contact to Visit:
The cemetery is kept locked call Canterbury City Council on 01227 862000 to find the keyholder.
Entrance behind 26 Whitstable Road Canterbury CT2 8DG access via their drive
Non-Conformist burial ground Canterbury
Burials start from 1849 - 1962
The responsibility for upkeep was taken over by Canterbury City Council in the 1950s. The cemetery was vandalised quite badly but has since been repaired and become a sanctuary for wildlife.
Contact to Visit:
Restricted and kept locked call Canterbury City Council on 01227 862000 for permission to access the site.
Wincheap Road Canterbury Kent CT1 3RY next to The Kings Head public house
Burials start from 1889
The Cemetery and the Victorian Chapel are owned by the parish council. Register Search and Certificate – there is a charge.
The Cemetery Registrar, The Village Hall, Station Road ,Chartham, Nr Canterbury Kent CT4 7JA
On the at Ashford Road A28 – the cemetery is open in the daytime
Once managed by Faversham Town Council the Cemetery is now administered by Swale Borough Council Cemeteries, Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3HT
Town Clark Faversham - Burial Registers 1898 - 1952 www.favershamtowncouncil.gov.uk
Customer Services: www.swale.gov.uk
Love Lane, Faversham, Kent ME13 8BJ
Canterbury Road (A260) Barham near Canterbury Kent CT4 6QU