Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery is a Victorian cemetery in the Hertfordshire town of Berkhamsted. Research genealogy and your family history by searching the database of burials, view the parish records, see historical photographs and learn about local history. You can also contribute your own stories or leave an In Memoriam message.

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Learning for Schools

Download learning resources and learn about Berkhamsted's fascinating local history. Stories hidden in the Cemetery bring the past to life

The Cemetery is open!

Between 2017 and 2020, in spite of terrible weather conditions and the Coronavirus pandemic, the Cemetery has been transformed from a dead space to a living place. Come and enjoy this tranquil space for your lockdown exercise - the Cemetery is always open.

Discover our history

Rectory Lane Cemetery is full of fascinating stories about Berkhamsted's local heritage. Discover the origins of our cemetery and the history that lies within this hidden burial ground.

New War Memorial

A new War Memorial has been unveiled in Rectory Lane Cemetery, providing a new focus for Remembrance of the Fallen in the World Wars.

Memorial of the month:
John Pethybridge the elder d. 1887 (147)

John Pethybridge was a master coachbuilder in Berkhamsted High Street. the family business, established in 1832, served the busy coaching route that ran through the town. He and his wife Sarah had a large family. Pethybridge was once a familiar local name that disappeared as their children moved to other counties after John's death and the demise of the coaching trade.
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