Cemeteries and crematoriums
The Council is responsible for three cemeteries and four closed churchyards. We also operate West Herts Crematorium in conjunction with four neighbouring councils. We also run an Adopt a Grave scheme so that unvisited graves are cared for.
Below is a list of the cemeteries that we manage. Further information is available in our Cemetery Brochure. This includes details about each of the cemeteries and the type of graves available.
There are Gardens of Rest for cremated remains at each of the cemeteries.
Cemetery opening times:
March to October 8am to 7pm
November to February 8am to 4pm
Cemetery fees and charges:
The fees and charges document can be viewed and downloaded here
Hatfield Road Cemetery, St Albans AL1 4LU Toggle accordion
Hatfield Road Cemetery
London Road Cemetery, St Albans AL1 1LX Toggle accordion
London Road Cemetery
Westfield Road Cemetery, Harpenden AL5 4JT Toggle accordion
Westfield Road Cemetery
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Parking is permitted in the cemeteries when visiting graves, the cemetery office or attending a funeral but not for other purposes. The speed limit within cemeteries is 5mph.
Please note that at Hatfield Road Cemetery parking is no longer permitted on the main avenue leading to the Cenotaph. Double yellow lines show the areas of restricted parking and any vehicle found parking in the restricted areas may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice. Parking for cemetery visitors can be found on the three roads off the Cenotaph.
These churchyards are closed for future burials, but the Council continues to maintain the grounds within them. The churchyards are:
- St Albans Cathedral, St Albans
- St Peter’s Church, St Albans
- St Nicholas’ Church, Harpenden
- The Parish Church of St Michael’s, St Albans
Adopt a Grave scheme
We run an adopt a grave scheme to help take care of neglected graves by weeding, planting flowers or washing the memorial. Find out more here.
To apply to adopt a grave download and complete the form Application to adopt a grave. You can upload the form using the contact us button below or send it to the cemeteries Office.
If you need further information about the cemeteries and the maintenance of closed churchyards please contact the Cemeteries Office.
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The Cemeteries Superintendent
St Albans City and District Council
Hatfield Road Cemetery
St Albans Herts
tel: 01727 819362
mob: 07939 075701
The cemetery office is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday, unless staff are attending funerals. An answer phone is provided when staff are unavailable. Before visiting, we recommend that you contact the office and make an appointment with a member of our team.