Serving Melbourne & Kings Newton

Burial Committee

The Packhorse Road Cemetery is owned and maintained by the Melbourne Parish Council, whose mission is to provide a respectful and dignified environment for the interment and remembrance of the people who lived in the Parish of Melbourne. Visitors to the Cemetery are welcomed and asked to respect and share the pride taken in its appearance and maintenance.

In 2014, Melbourne came second in the UK & Ireland Best Cemetery Competition. Melbourne Parish Council is responsible for maintenance of the grounds and Garden of Remembrance, burials, interments, and the erection of memorials. Safety Checks are undertaken on headstones and memorials as part of an ongoing Health and Safety procedure.

The Old Burial Ground is owned by the Incumbent and the Melbourne Parish Church Wardens, and the maintenance of the grounds is the responsibility of the Parish Council.

Copies of the agendas and minutes for this committee can be found here.

Committee Members

Genealogy searches

The Clerk and Sexton are unable to assist in searches of relatives buried in the cemetery.

An Online Register of those interred at the cemetery can be found here for research purposes.
Maps of the Cemtery, some of which list those interred and inscribed in the plots, can be found here.
A Photo Archive of the memorials in the cemetery can be found here.

Last updated: Mon, 17 Jul 2023 10:15