Duffield Parish Council

Serving the people of Duffield

Duffield Cemetery Lodge

Clerk: Jane Terry
Cemetery Lodge, Duffield
Cemetery, 43 Hazelwood Road
Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire
DE56 4DQ


Duffield Cemetery Lodge

Located on Hazelwood Road, Duffield Cemetery was built in 1895 and is home to three beautiful Grade 2 listed buildings, The Chapel, The Lodge and The Committee Room. The Cemetery is open for burials and internments and has twelve burial blocks and a large formal garden of remembrance. There is a large area adjacent to the formal garden of remembrance where visitors can sit and reflect, taking in the view across to Turnditch and the whole of the Ecclesbourne Valley. There are also allotments located on the site.

The Cemetery is very important to all individual families and for this reason the Parish Council does not allocate plots to users in the cemetery, but encourages individuals and families to choose their final resting place within the cemetery blocks themselves. Families may pre-purchase their plots and as with plots purchased at time of burial an exclusive right is granted of up to 50 years for the plots chosen.

The Cemetery Chapel can be used for small funerals and can accommodate up to 46 people. Charges for its use can be found in the document below. The Committee Room is used for Parish Meetings.

All Cemetery enquiries are handled directly with the Assistant Clerk through our main office, call 01332 842740, 07514 871801 or email assistantclerk@duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk

More information about purchasing a plot in the Cemetery, costs, and Cemetery rules and regulations, can be found below.

Covid rules at Duffield Cemetery: Since July 19th 2021, there are currently no restrictions on attendance at a funeral or ashes burial.

However, to give room for everyone, with the space available at a graveside, as a guidance we would recommend a limit of 15-30 people.

In the Garden of Remembrance, owing to the limited space around these plots, we would suggest a limit of up to 10-15 people for ashes burials taking place in the GoR.

In November 2021, guidelines were issued recommending that anyone attending a funeral consider taking a Covid lateral flow test beforehand, and may wish to consider wearing a mask, however there is still no legal requirement for visitors to the Cemetery to do so.

Current government rules can be found here: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Interments and memorials: Relevant application forms

Forms are in Word format so that you can fill them in electronically and return them via email, if preferred. Please return to assistantclerk@duffieldparishcouncil.gov.uk

  • Cemetery Services form - updated May 2021 (Word Document, 77 Kb)

    Cemetery Services form (minor revisions May 2021)

    Previously the Funeral Services form. This form covers a number of services in the Cemetery, including purchase of a grave plot, interment and re-opening of a grave plot, purchase of an ashes plot in the Garden of Remembrance, interment in the GoR, and scattering of ashes.

  • Memorial application form - updated Sep 2020 (MS Word, 2.1 Mb)

    Memorial application form

    Use this form to apply for a new headstone in the Cemetery, a new memorial plaque in the Garden of Remembrance, or to update a memorial inscription.

    updated contact details Sept 2020.

  • Open Spaces Memorial application form - updated Sept 2020 (MS Word, 89 Kb)

    Open spaces memorial (memorial tree/plant; memorial plaque; memorial bench) application form - updated Sept 2020