The first burial in Rawtenstall Cemetery took place in January 1877. The cemetery currently holds over 21,000 burials and this site also covers around 17 acres. A recently renovated chapel sits within the cemetery seating about 40 people and can be hired on payment of a small fee.
The cemetery is located only a short walk from Rawtenstall's market place and caters for Catholic, Church of England, Non Conformist and Muslim burials.
Information and map kindly provided by Leigh Hargreaves Bereavement Office Rossendale Borough Council. For more information, please send an email using this link.