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Canterbury Road Cemetery


Canterbury Road, Ashford, Kent TN24 8LB

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Canterbury Road Cemetery is close to junction 9 of the M20 and is very close to Ashford town centre. Bus routes serve this cemetery with stops nearby.

The cemetery opened in 1859.

Opening hours

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 earliest.

Sundays and Public Holidays: 8:00am–9:00pm or sunset, whichever is earliest.

General information

There is one main entrance to the cemetery from Canterbury Road. Parking can be found on the roadways within the cemetery itself.

Please note that there is a private residence to the left of the gate which has private parking and should not be used by visitors.

There is one tap point on the right as you pass through the main cemetery gate.


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.

Burial information

There are two main areas within the cemetery that are used for burials:

  • Consecrated;
  • Non-consecrated (non-faith).

View plan of sections at Canterbury Road [pdf] 478KB

If you are interested in purchasing a plot or burying at Canterbury Road please email the cemeteries office. Please note that we currently only allow burials in family graves and do not allow new burials here.


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.

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