Roade Parish Council

Serving the people of Roade

Clerk: Alison Reynolds
PO BOX 847, Northampton
Northamptonshire NN7 9AB

Tel: 01604 861976

Roade Cemetery

Roade Cemetery was established in 1894, the land and access from what is now Manor Close having been donated to the Roade Burial Board by the Grafton Estate, and the first burial, of one Bridget Parish, aged 40, took place on 26th December 1894.

Roade Parish Council erected the new Cemetery Gates in January 2000 in commemoration of the end of the 20th Century and as a celebration of the birth of the 21st Century.

Once through these gates, a short walk along the path brings the visitor to the very pretty little chapel originally built in 1893 and renovated by Roade Parish Council in 1989.

Alongside the chapel another gate leads through to a rather beautiful, quiet place where bereaved families can sit and quietly mourn their loved ones.

Roade Cemetery is home to some very interesting and beautiful Graves Stones. There are of course the traditional Stones and then there are the more unusual ones, such as the "Little Car" or the "Guitarist", there's the "Sun Dial" and the various "Angels" and "Crosses", all of which go to make our Cemetery not only a peaceful place in which to "rest" but of great interest to those just visiting.

Because of the rural setting of this cemetery, we do get rabbits visiting from the neighboring fields. They seem to enjoy some of the flowers left as tributes on graves, and visitors may wish to consider artificial flowers, or using a tall vase. There are also a number of plants which are considered rabbit resistant. These include:

Agapanthus (African Blue Lily)
Alchemilla (Ladies' Mantle)
Anemone
Antirrhinum (Snap Dragon)
Bergenia
Nepeta (Catmint)
Chrysanthemum Columbine (Aquiliega)
Crocosmia
Daffodil
Dahlia
Euphorbia (Spurge)

Foxglove (Digitalis)
Globeflower
Hellebore
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker)
Lily of the Valley
Michaelmas Daisy
Monkshood
Peony Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan)
Sedum
Sweet William

A list of other rabbit resistant plants can be found at:

Information for bereaved families and funeral directors.

Please do not hesitate to contact the parish office if you would like any assistance with regards to the cemetery. The cemetery is located on Manor Close in Roade, the postcode for Manor Close is NN7 2PE.

Please note that we are a small parish office and we would need 5 working days notice for an interment.

For the most common forms please click on the links below.

  • Cemetery Rules & Regulations (PDF, 401 Kb)

    Roade Cemetery Rules & Regulations

  • Cemetery Fees 2018 (MS Word, 155 Kb)

    Roade Cemetery Fees from January 2018

  • Application for Exclusive Rights of Burial (PDF, 278 Kb)

    Form to complete for Exclusive Rights of Burial

  • Exclusive Rights of Burial leaflet (PDF, 121 Kb)

    Exclusive Right of Burial in Roade Cemetery leaflet to be read when completing the Application for Exclusive Rights of Burial form.

  • Application for Interment (PDF, 606 Kb)

    Form to be completed for an Interment

  • Application for the right to erect a memorial (PDF, 351 Kb)

    Form to complete for the erection of a memorial or additional inscription to an existing memorial.

    Please note: Should the owner of the exclusive rights of burial for their grave be deceased; a change of ownership will need to be completed prior to any memorial being laid, or additional inscription added to any existing memorial.

    Please contact the Parish Office for further details on how to change the ownership of the exclusive rights of burial. Thank you.