Bear Road
Brighton
Sussex
BN2 3PL

Telephone: 01273 572472

Cemetery information

Important Update 21st April 2020 – Reopening of memorial grounds 

Following a recent update from the Government regarding the closures of crematorium and cemetery grounds, The CMG are pleased to inform you that our memorial grounds have now re-opened to members of the public.

The CMG would like to politely remind all visitors that social distancing must always be respected within our grounds, ensuring that you remain at least 2 meters apart from other visitors and staff.

In order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff, our offices and other public areas will remain closed until further notice. If you need to contact a member of staff, please use the telephone number provided on our website.

Thank you for your continued support.


 

The Brighton and Preston Cemetery was opened in 1886 and the grounds cover approximately 28 acres.

An unusual piece of history associated with the cemetery relates to an old chapel that used to be situated in The Lanes in Brighton. When the Union Chapel was converted into a public house in 1904 the burials were exhumed and interred within Brighton and Preston Cemetery. The cemetery has an inscribed memorial that records this unusual event.

The old chapel that stands within the cemetery grounds was part of Scabes Castle Lodge until around 1895. It was originally used for services but is now used as a marker for visitors to the grounds.

 

Opening Hours

The Office:
Our offices, buildings and grounds will now be closed, in accordance with current law. They will only open for funeral services.

The Grounds:
Our memorial grounds have now re-opened to members of the public.

The CMG would like to politely remind all visitors that social distancing must always be respected within our grounds, ensuring that you remain at least 2 meters apart from other visitors and staff.

The Memorial Office:
Closed - Available by telephone or email only

The Book of Remembrance Room:
Our offices, buildings and grounds will now be closed, in accordance with current law. They will only open for funeral services.

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