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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 actor).

Location

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

Opening Times (Cemetery Grounds)

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday Closed.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday Closed.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

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 off Ditton Lane.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 290cm x 510cm (9ft 6in x 16ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the waiting room entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge bay is signposted, but not marked.

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.
  • Comments View
    • The height of the car park entrance barrier is 200cm.

Outside Access (Ditton Lane Car Park Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in front of the entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 97cm (3ft 2in).

Outside Access (Newmarket Road Car Park Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of Newmarket Road Car Park.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 92cm.

Outside Access (Chapel Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the chapel.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Waiting Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the right side of the chapel.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

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 to moderate.

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

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the waiting room entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet block at the rear of the chapel.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from one of the grounds team.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 160cm (4ft 9in x 5ft 3in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The toilets are only made available when services are held in the chapel.
    • There is also a shower facility within the accessible toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Accessible Toilet and Standard Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the toilet entrances.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

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.