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Norse Road Crematorium and Cemetery

Crematorium

Norse Road Crematorium is located at the same site as Norse Road Cemetery. The chapel has several interesting features and can easily accommodate up to 150 mourners. The crematorium has toilet facilities, along with hot and cold drink dispenser.

Garden of Remembrance 

The Garden of Remembrance is divided into four seasons of the year. Cremated remains may be interred in any season of the year if bereaved families wish. However it is usual for the cremated remains to be interred in the season of the death. The gardens are designed to be at their best during the season in which the death occurred. Staff at the Cemetery and Crematorium office are always on hand to discuss any memorial option which the bereaved may wish to purchase.

There are available wall plaques, kerb plaques, dedicated rose bushes with plaques, dedicated trees with plaques, columbaria with black granite fascia tablet and a recent introduction of the base block and tablet, where flowers may be left to a loved one next to the memorial plaque.

View the map of the Gardens of Remembrance (PDF).

For more information please contact us on:

Tel - (01234) 718150
or email crem@bedford.gov.uk to make an appointment.

Exclusive rights of burial

Before a headstone can be erected onto a grave at Norse Road Cemetery, the exclusive rights of burial must be purchased. 

Adult Exclusive Rights of Burial Application form (Word, 36KB)

Child Exclusive Rights of Burial Application form (Word, 36KB)

Denominational areas

The main central section is a multi denominational area. People of all beliefs are buried side by side. There is a Muslim area which is set aside for the use of the Muslim community. There is also a separate infants section where small graves are provided. Again, this is a multi denominational section.

Mausoleums and burial chambers

There are a number of new and innovative types of burial systems now available at Norse Road. Mausoleums are provided for the interment of individuals above ground, with a plaque at the end of the chamber. We also provide concrete burial chambers which are similar to a normal interment, except that the grave is lined by the chamber and part of it is above the ground, where a number of memorial options are available. Norse Road Cemetery has developed a new section with various above ground chambers now available such as Mausoleums, Side Loading Mausoleums and Burial Chambers.

If you are interested in purchasing/reserving a mausoleum or burial chamber, please choose from:

To complement the wide variety of interment options, we also have a Woodland Burial section.

Opening hours

  • 8am to 8pm (Summer)
  • 8am to 6pm (Winter) - Monday to Friday
  • 8am to 4:30pm (Winter) - Saturday and Sunday

Parking at the cemetery and crematorium

There are parking facilities for visitors to the cemetery and crematorium complex. 

The main car park is located near to the crematorium building and there is additional car parking to the front of the site - both car parking areas are well sign posted from the main entrance.  In addition to this visitors are permitted to drive around the site, parking appropriately using the driveways, in order to attend graves or as part of any funeral cortege.

View the site plan of the car parking facilities.

Conducted tours

Staff at the site are always ready to give conducted tours of the Crematorium and Cemetery. These tours can be for organisations or individuals.

We are committed to explain about all aspects of the Cemetery and Crematorium in order for people to make informed decisions, in particular about the types of funeral and commemoration they want after their own death.

Simply telephone the Cemetery Office on (01234) 718150 or email crem@bedford.gov.uk to make an appointment.

Contact us

Email: crem@bedford.gov.uk
Telephone: 01234 718150
Fax: 01234 718149

Bereavement Services
The Cemetery Complex
104 Norse Road
Bedford
MK41 0RL

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