Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service
On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have closed our cemeteries to the public and introduced a temporary reduction to cremation and burial fees.
See further information about changes to services.
May to August:
September to April:
Parking is available at the cemetery.
To view future funeral arrangements, please use our Funeral Service Diary.
The cemetery contains the burial place of Alfred Russel Wallace (1823 - 1913) the distinguished naturalist and explorer. In 1858 he and his close friend Charles Darwin put forward the theory of evolution by natural selection that led to Darwin writing the controversial book "On The Origin of Species". In 1876 Wallace published his greatest work "The Geographical Distribution of Animals" that laid the basis of the modern science of bio-geography.
Wallace moved to Broadstone in 1902 where he was much loved by local people. He lived for the last 11 years of his life in a house called "Old Orchard" that once stood where Wallace Road is today and one of the health centres in Broadstone, at 18 Kirkway, is named Wallace House.
His grave in Broadstone Cemetery is uniquely marked by a fossilised tree.
Page last updated: 15 April 2020