PLEASE NOTE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK MARDEN CEMETERY WILL BE OPEN FOR WALKERS AND VISITORS BUT WILL BE CLOSED WHEN FUNERALS ARE TAKING PLACE.
Although dogs are not allowed in the cemetery dog walkers are permitted to use the tarmac footpath between the two pedestrian gates allowing access to public rights of way along Maidstone Road. Please pick up any dog poo and take home with you or dispose in bins. Do not cut across the grassed area at the front of the graves.
Marden Parish Council owns the Cemetery situated in Maidstone Road. It has been open since 1932 and has had over 1600 burials and interment of ashes.
It is tended by Ian Jones, our Cemetery Caretaker, who prides himself in keeping the maintenance to a very high standard.
There are currently 4 areas:
Sections 1 & 2 - older part of the cemetery in which headstones and kerbstones are permitted
Section 3 - new section opened in 1993 in which only headstones are permitted however families are given permission to tend the plots to a maximum 2'6" x 6'.
Cremated Remains section (which also includes the children's area)
A new area is being plotted at the moment (Section 4) which will be used for burials and interment of ashes once the other sections are full. This area is proposed to be a headstone only area (ie no plots permitted to be tended). This is due to keeping costs down and ease of maintenance.
A plan of the cemetery can be viewed in the Parish Office and it is hoped in the near future to have it available on line.