Cemetery Lane, Ashford, Kent TN24 9JX
Bybrook Cemetery is close to junction 9 of the M20 and to Ashford town centre. Bus routes serve this cemetery with stops nearby.
The cemetery opened in 1928 and is the final resting place of Simone Weil – a famous philosopher who was local to the area.
The cemetery is open to visitors every day. This includes weekends and all public holidays (including Christmas and Boxing Day).
Mondays to Saturdays: 7:30am-9:00pm or sunset, whichever is the earliest.
Sundays and Public Holidays: 8:00am–9:00pm or sunset, whichever is the earliest.
There are two entrances to the cemetery from Cemetery Lane. Parking is available on the roadways within the cemetery itself.
There are three tap points – one by the second entrance gate, one at the very top of the cemetery along the hedge line near to the allotments and one mid-way along from the main entrance.
There are no cemetery staff based on site and there are no toilets. View nearest toilets.
The cemetery is flat and the paved roadways allow for wheelchair users to access all lawn sections of the cemetery. This enables access to be close to the grave you are visiting.
However, there is limited space between graves. We advise caution when walking between graves due to any uneven ground.
There is a grassed path through the woodland area which is kept cut to allow for access. Please be aware that in winter months it can become slippery.
There are various areas within the cemetery that are used for burials:
- Dedicated sections – Roman Catholic, Consecrated, Gurkha, Muslim, non-faith;
- Children's sections – Roman Catholic, Consecrated, non-faith;
- Woodland – natural green burials.
View plan of sections at Bybrook Cemetery [pdf] 619KB
If you are interested in purchasing a plot or burying at Bybrook please email the cemeteries office.
The peacefulness of the cemetery provides a habitat for a variety of wildlife including squirrels, hedgehogs and rabbits. We ask that if you take your dog into the cemetery that they are kept under control. Please keep dogs on a lead and clean up after them to maintain the diversity of the environment.