The Town Council currently owns and maintains two cemetery sites – Drove Road Cemetery and Stratton Way Cemetery.

Drove Road Cemetery Biggleswade
Drove Road Cemetery
Stratton Way Cemetery

                                                                          Photographs by Irena Gil, Monica Florea and Armindo Mendes de Matos.

Drove Road Cemetery and Stratton Way Cemetery are open to members of the public at all times throughout the year. 

Drove Road cemetery is closed for new burial and ashes interments.

Funerals can take place, by prior arrangement with the Town Council, between the hours of 10:00 and 15:00 (Monday to Thursday) and 10:00 to 14:00 on Fridays.

Please follow this link to our Cemetery Fees . It details the fees for purchasing a burial or cremation plot, the costs associated with interment, and the costs of erecting a memorial or bench. Payment will need to be made by cheque for this service (cheques to be made payable to Biggleswade Town Council (BTC)).

Information for funeral directors

Key forms:

Form for purchasing an ashes or burial plot

Form for interment of burial 

Form for cremation interment

Exclusive Rights of Burial

Biggleswade Town Council does not prepare burial plots for interments. The preparation of burial plots for an interment will need to be organised by the funeral directors.

Information for memorial masons

Please follow this link to our Cemetery Fees for a list of memorial costs. The Town Council will need to see a drawing of the proposed memorial work with measurements before we can approve it. Payment will need to be made by cheque for this service (cheques to be made payable to BTC). Once a memorial has been approved, we will issue the memorial masons with a permit number.

Exclusive Rights of Burial

Only the owner of the exclusive rights of a burial plot can authorise a burial/ashes interment. Furthermore, only the owner of the exclusive rights of a burial plot can authorise any memorial works.

If the owner of a burial plot is deceased, then the exclusive rights of the plot will need to be transferred before any interment or memorial works can take place. Please find an informative document explaining how the exclusive rights of a burial plot can be transferred. To transfer the exclusive rights of a burial plot, please contact BTC, either by email at enquiries@biggleswadetowncouncil.gov.uk or by telephone on 01767 313134.

The owner(s) of the burial or cremation plot are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the memorial.

Do you wish to locate the burial plot of a relative?


The burial records of all interments at Drove Road Cemetery and Stratton Way Cemetery are held at the Town Council offices. Please contact us either by email at enquiries@biggleswadetowncouncil.gov.uk or by telephone on 01767 313134 if you wish to locate the burial plot of a relative.