Serving the people of Melbourne & Kings Newton

Burial Committee

The Packhorse Road Cemetery is owned and maintained by the Melbourne Parish Council, whose mission is to provide a respectful and dignified environment for the interment and remembrance of the people who lived in the Parish of Melbourne. Visitors to the Cemetery are welcomed and asked to respect and share the pride taken in its appearance and maintenance.


In 2002, Melbourne came second in the UK & Ireland Best Cemetery Competition. Melbourne Parish Council is responsible for maintenance of the grounds and Garden of Remembrance, burials, interments, and the erection of memorials. Safety Checks are undertaken on headstones and memorials as part of an ongoing Health and Safety procedure.


The condition of the Cemetery has been commended by the Institute of Cemeteries and Crematorium Management (ICCM), and the Sexton, Robert Holman, collected a certificate at the ICCM 2014 AGM.

Committee Members

Genealogy searches

The Clerk and Sexton are not able to assist in searches of relatives buried in the cemetery.

An Online Register of those interred at the cemetery can be found here for research purposes.
Maps of the Cemtery, some of which list those interred and inscribed in the plots, can be found here.
A Photo Archive of the memorials in the cemetery can be found here.

Last updated: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:38