Rectory Lane Cemetery Project

Rectory Lane Cemetery Project A uniquely inspiring space for the arts

The Rectory Lane Cemetery Project is a lottery-funded community initiative to transform a formerly neglected dead space in the centre of Berkhamsted into a thriving and vibrant heritage asset for the community.

Kate Campbell is the Community Engagement Officer for the project. Our programme of activities and events aims to bring the stories of those buried there to life - through theatre, storytelling, photography, art, creative writing, music and historical costume tours. We host many different creative groups and events and welcome further collaboration with artists and performers.

We can offer an unusual, beautiful and natural three-acre site just off Berkhamsted High Street, within easy reach of the public. We can pitch gazebos and marquees in areas without memorials and our landscaping programme will see new accessible paths, beautiful seating and a performance area - all due to be completed by June 2020.

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Rectory Lane Cemetery

Three Close Lane

Telephone: 07866 024 254

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Tour of Victorian Cemetery with the Countess of Bridgewater / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-20T00:00:00Z">Sun 20 Oct 2019</span>Tour of Victorian Cemetery with the Countess of Bridgewater / Sun 20 Oct 2019

Come and meet the wealthiest woman in Victorian Britain! The chatelaine of Ashridge House, Charlotte Catharine Countess of Bridgewater, donated the land for the Rectory Lane Cemetery to Berkhamsted in 1842 - when the...

Remarkable Women of Berkhamsted / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-18T00:00:00Z">Fri 18 Oct 2019</span>Remarkable Women of Berkhamsted / Fri 18 Oct 2019

We have some Berkhamsted women of history to be proud about! And they're buried right here in this beautiful Victorian cemetery. Learn about an innkeeper, a ground-breaking editor, an innovative dairy farmer, a phila...

Lives Cut Short Cemetery tour with WW1 Matron Sister Cottingham / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-13T00:00:00Z">Sun 13 Oct 2019</span>Lives Cut Short Cemetery tour with WW1 Matron Sister Cottingham / Sun 13 Oct 2019

Spend a fascinating and entertaining hour in this beautiful Berkhamsted cemetery with a WW1 Matron, Sister Hannah Cottingham! She was much loved by the Officers of the Inns of Court who she looked after. She can te...