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Willesborough Cemetery


Church Road, Willesborough, Kent TN24 0JG

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Willesborough Cemetery is close to junctions 10 and 10a of the M20 and is close to Ashford town centre. Bus routes serve this cemetery with stops nearby.

The cemetery opened in 1884 and borders a recreation ground.

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 the earliest.

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

General information

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

There are two tap points – one is close to the Gurkha section near to the right of the main entrance. The other one is by the pedestrian gate at the very back of the cemetery.


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 various areas within the cemetery that are used for burials:

  • Dedicated sections – Roman Catholic, Consecrated, Gurkha, non-faith;
  • Children's sections – Roman Catholic, Consecrated, non-faith.

View plan of sections at Willesborough cemetery [pdf] 536KB

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 many birds. 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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