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Dronfield Cemetery

Dronfield Cemetery

Dronfield Cemetery

About Dronfield Cemetery

Dronfield Cemetery was opened in November 1877.

The Cemetery was previously managed by a Joint Burial Committee of Dronfield Town Council and Unstone Parish Council. The joint arrangements/agreement (and discounted rates for Unstone residents) ended as of 31st March 2023 - as per a ruling made by North East Derbyshire County Council.

The Cemetery is now solely managed and administered by the Cemetery Advisory Committee who make recommendations to the full Dronfield Town Council.

Cemetery Location

Dronfield Cemetery is located on Cemetery Road, just off Chesterfield Road.

The full address of the Cemetery is:

Dronfield Cemetery,

Cemetery Road,

Dronfield S18 1XY

What Three Words Location (Main Entrance to Cemetery) : cafe.hotel.other

Google Maps location : https://goo.gl/maps/xM7FXKKoWR31EhZq6

Cemetery Opening Times

The cemetery grounds are open every day of the year from 8am to dusk.

Please note - car access is not permitted past the locked yellow bollards on the cemetery paths.

This is necessary to prevent damage to paths, headstones and cemetery plots from vehicles.

Available plots within Dronfield Cemetery

There are two types of plot available:

Plot within the Cemetery - For burials and cremated remains.

Plot within the Garden Of Rest - For cremated remains only. Pre-Purchase is only available for Garden Of Rest Plots.

Dronfield Cemetery Rules and Regulations

Dronfield Cemetery - Scale Of Fees And Charges

  • Dronfield Cemetery - Scale Of Fees And Charges - From April 1st 2023 (PDF, 19 Kb)

    Cemetery fees and charges are reviewed on an annual basis.

    Resident and Non-Resident Fees apply to all interments in Dronfield Cemetery.

    Unstone Resident Interments : The full charges for a non-resident will apply for Unstone Residents. The Dronfield Town Council and Unstone Parish Council joint arrangements/agreement (and discounted rates for Unstone residents) ended as of 31st March 2023 (as per ruling by North East Derbyshire County Council.)

Exclusive Rights Of Burial

Map of Dronfield Cemetery

Cemetery Record Searches

Grave Subsidence/Sinking

Our Outside Services team conduct regular checks of graves within the cemetery for subsidence / sinking. After identifying which graves need top-ups, staff will schedule time to carry out these works.

We recognise that seeing the surface of a grave sinking can cause distress to the bereaved, it is unfortunately a 'natural' phenomenon that affects all cemeteries.

Please contact the office if your plot requires a top-up of soil after subsidence/sinking.

Dronfield Cemetery - Change Of Contact Details

Memorial Benches

Contact Information

For all Cemetery enquiries, please contact:

Michael Keys - Assistant Clerk


Alexia Newman - Administration Officer


Telephone : 01246 418573 (Office phone line is open from 10am to 2pm)

Last updated: Wed, 06 Mar 2024 10:33