Directions and opening times for Chelmsford Cemetery & Crematorium

Travelling to the Crematorium

By Bus

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



Service times

Click here to view all the upcoming services at the Cemetery & Crematorium.



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 

Monday to Friday - 9am to 6.30pm

Weekends/Bank Holidays - 10am to 6.30pm


Memorial Chapel

Open to visitors every day but closed fifteen minutes before the grounds close


Office hours

Monday to Thursday - 9am to 5pm

On Fridays, the office closes at 4.45pm

Weekends/Bank Holidays - closed

Related pages

External links


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