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Cambridge City Cemetery

Newmarket Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8PE

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Introduction

  • Newmarket Road Cemetery offers unlimited pedestrian access everyday including Sundays and Bank Holidays.
  • Vehicle access is restricted from 9:00 to 16:00 from 1st November to 31st March and from 9:00 to 18:00 from 1st April to 31st October.
  • The cemetery was opened in 1902 and was known as Cambridge Borough Cemetery. The first burial took place on 6th June 1903. The first Superintendent of the cemetery is buried there. The cemetery is primarily for the Cambridge City Residents, but also contains War Graves from World Wars I and II, as well as notable people such as Choudhary Rahmat Ali (one of the founders of Pakistan and Barbara Yung (Chinese actress).

Opening Times (Cemetery Grounds)

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Cambridge North.

Parking (Ditton Lane)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in Ditton Lane.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Parking (Newmarket Road)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Newmarket Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Newmarket Road Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Outside Access (Ditton Lane Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Ditton Lane Car Park Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 97cm (3ft 2in).

Outside Access (Chapel Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).

Level Change (Chapel Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

Inside Access (Chapel)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played during services.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are low.

Cemetery Grounds

  • The paths around the grounds have a compact earth, tarmac and concrete surface.
  • The majority of the paths are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Accessible Toilet

  • At the time of survey (January 2018) the accessible toilet was out of order.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of both the female and male toilets.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.