Cranbrook Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6UG
Tenterden Cemetery is on the outskirts of Tenterden, close to Rolvenden. A bus route serves this cemetery with stops close to the entrance.
The cemetery opened in 1887. Kent and East Sussex Railway operate a steam train that passes by the bottom of the woodland 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 is one main entrance and one exit to the cemetery from Cranbrook Road. Parking can be found on the roadways and in laybys within the cemetery itself.
There is one tap point on the right as you enter the cemetery.
There are no cemetery staff based on site and there are no toilets.
The cemetery is largely flat with a slope up to the older sections. The paved roadways give wheelchair users access to 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 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, non-faith, ashes;
- Children's section;
- Woodland – natural green burials.
View plan of sections at Tenterden cemetery [pdf] 242KB
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 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.
Due to the number of rabbits at Tenterden we recommend any planting or flowers placed there to be rabbit resistant. A list of rabbit resistant plants can be found on the Royal Horticultural Society website.