Directions and opening times for Chelmsford Cemetery & Crematorium
Travelling to the Crematorium
Chelmsford Crematorium is located one mile outside Chelmsford city centre in Writtle Road and is served by First Eastern National Bus Route 351. Unfortunately this route is not currently fully accessible and therefore buses do not have a low step for buggy or wheelchair access. When travelling from Chelmsford, the nearest bus stop to the Cemetery and Crematorium is the Old Cemetery Lodge. The journey from the city centre takes around 10 minutes.
Alternatively, bus route 45 stops at Cherry Tree Corner on the New London Road and bus route 42 stops on Writtle Road. Both are within walking distance of the Crematorium.
For more information, please call Traveline on 0871 2002233 or visit the Traveline website (see External links).
By Car - From London, Brentwood, Billericay & Colchester
Follow A12 to Margaretting, then take A414 towards "Chelmsford" and follow signs for "Crematorium". Please note that the A414 between Margaretting and Chelmsford was formerly numbered A1016 and some signs still show the old number.
Animals, except guide dogs and horse drawn hearses, may not enter the Cemetery or Crematorium. Please stick to the 10 mph speed limits, respect other road users and pedestrians.
You can download a map showing the nearest roads and points of reference - see Downloads. For those using a sat-nav, our postcode is CM1 3BL.
Access within the cemetery
Please only drive on the designated entry and exit roadways shown on the cemetery and crematorium plan and indicated by signs. Visitors should only park in the car parks shown on the plan. No vehicle should be left where it would cause obstruction to other traffic.
Vehicles accompanying burials and those conveying persons with a blue badge holder or mobility impairment may leave the designated entry and exit roadways for parking only as directed by Council staff. There may be rare occurrences when other vehicles will be asked to use the cemetery roadways for additional parking but only when directed to do so by Council staff.
Maps and plans
You can download PDF maps and plans for the following:
- the location of the Crematorium in relation to nearby roads
- the main areas and facilities of the Crematorium
- the location of rose beds within the Crematorium grounds
Chelmsford Cemetery & Crematorium
Writtle Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3BL
Grounds opening hours (Winter)
1 October to 31 March
Monday to Friday - 9am to 4pm
Weekends/Bank Holidays - 10am to 4pm
Grounds opening hours (Summer)
1 April to 30 September (Summer (
Monday to Friday - 9am to 6.30pm
Weekends/Bank Holidays - 10am to 6.30pm
Open to visitors every day but closed fifteen minutes before the grounds close
Monday to Thursday - 9am to 5pm
On Fridays, the office closes at 4:45pm
Weekends/Bank Holidays - CLOSED