Foster Hill Road Cemetery


Bedford Cemetery was opened in 1855 and continues to be used for second interments and burial of cremated remains. The cemetery is laid out in traditional Victorian style with a particularly attractive Victorian burial chapel. There are many interesting mature trees which stand in the thriving wildlife areas throughout the Cemetery.

Book of Remembrance Chapel

Foster Hill Road and Norse Road Books of Remembrance are kept within this chapel at Norse Road.

  • 8am to 8pm (Summer)
  • 8am to 4.30pm (Winter)

For further help and advice please contact us on 01234 718150 or email

Burial registers for Foster Hill Road cemetery

The Burial Registers for Foster Hill Road Cemetery are now kept at Norse Road Cemetery. Access can be made available to the Registers by prior appointment on 01234 718150.

Opening hours

  • 8am to 7.30pm (Summer)
  • 8am to 4pm (Winter

Contact us

There is no office at Foster Hill Road Cemetery. All enquiries regarding this cemetery should be made at Norse Road Cemetery office.

  • 8.45am to 5.15pm - Monday to Thursday
  • 8.45am to 4.45pm - Friday

Telephone: 01234 718150

The Friends of Bedford Cemetery

Foster Hill Road Cemetery has an active "Friends group" namely: The Friends of Bedford Cemetery. 

They are a charity organisation who promote the cultural, historic and environmental aspects of the Cemetery. In 2016 they were successfully awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to transform the Chapel into a visitors centre. 

For further information regarding the Friends please email: 

We published the Wildlife of Bedford Cemetery (Foster Hill Road) trail guide on behalf of the Friends.