Cemetery History

The cemetery was established in 1857 and the first burial took place in 1858.

Burial Registers
A Register of Burials for the cemetery, starting in 1858, is kept at the Town Hall. Searches in the register, which contains as a minimum the name and age of the persons buried, the grave number and the date of burial, may be made during office hours (10 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday). There may be a small fee for this service. Enquiries can be made via email to admin@chesham.gov.uk, by phone to 01494 774842 or in person at the Town Hall.

Cemetery Book
A booklet on the history of the cemetery, published to celebrate the cemetery's 150th anniversary in 2008, is available at the Town Hall. The publication is free, but any donations are given to the Friends of Chesham Cemetery.

For more information, please contact the Town Hall office in person, by phone on 01494 774842 or by email to admin@chesham.gov.uk.