Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

How to get here

 

Local Map

 

Directions

view of the high street

The Cemetery is located right behind the Rex Cinema & the Gatsy bar.

  • From the centre of the town, go along the High Street towards the Rex
  • Pass St Peter's Church on your left
  • Before you reach the Rex, turn right up Rectory Lane (a narrow lane between buildings)
  • The cemetery gates are straight ahead

trains By Train

Rectory Lane is about half a mile from Berkhamsted Railway Station, on the London Euston-Tring line.

  • Exit the station on the ticket office side
  • Go left along Lower Kings Road, following the canal
  • Turn right, cross the bridge over the canal and go straight up Castle Street
  • At the end of the street, cross over the High Street and turn left
  • Turn right up Rectory Lane (a narrow lane between buildings)
  • The cemetery gates are straight ahead

Castle Street is a gentle uphill route. To avoid the hill, you can turn right out of the station instead and then go via the High Street - this is a more gradual incline but a slightly longer route.


 By Bus

Many local bus services stop very close to the cemetery.

Services Route
  500 501 502 Aylesbury Tring  Northchurch  Berkhamsted  Hemel  Watford
  354 Northchurch  Berkhamsted  Chesham
  29 30 31 Hemel  Berkhamsted

 Cycling

Rectory Lane Cemetery is very close to the long-distance Chilterns Cycleway, which runs through Berkhamsted along the canal. If you are cycle touring, the cemetery is a lovely secluded place to stop and rest.

  Chiltern Cycleway map

 Boating

Rectory Lane Cemetery is only 2 minutes’ walk from the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction branch). Whether you are passing through on a canal trip or mooring for a while, come and discover our historic cemetery. The nearest moorings are between locks 52 and 54 (near Waitrose or Raven’s Lane).

 Grand Junction Canal info

Car Parks

There several pay & display car parks near to the cemetery:

 Map Water Lane Car Park, behind Tesco on the High Street
0.2 miles (320m) away

 Map Lower Kings Road Car Park next to Waitrose
0.4 miles (640m) away
NB: the car park inside the barriers is for Waitrose customers only

 Map St Johns Well Lane Car Park
0.6 miles (960m) away

 Map of all Dacorum Council Car Parks

On-street parking

There is very limited parking on nearby streets. Please be mindful of neighbours and local access when you park.

Disabled Parking

Blue badge holders can park free of charge and without time limit in all council-run car parks and they all have disabled parking spaces with extra room.

  • Water Lane: 8 spaces (the closest)
  • Lower Kings Road: 6 spaces
  • St Johns Well: 3 spaces

 On-street parking

General use bays: the closest parking spaces to the cemetery are 9 on-street parking spaces on Berkhamsted High Street, immediately adjacent to Rectory Lane.

Marked disabled bays: on the High Street outside St Peter's Church.


 Terrain

Rectory Lane is a moderate uphill up to the cemetery, 80m (260 ft) long, with a tarmac surface. Some visitors may require assistance for this bit.

Please note: Three Close Lane on the east side of the cemetery has several parking spaces, but it is quite a steep hill and is not recommended for visitors with wheelchairs.


 Access within the Cemetery

Please see our accessibility page for detailed information about getting around inside the cemetery and for requesting assistance.