About the cemeteries

A Brief History

The original 12 acre site for Stapenhill Cemetery was purchased from the Marques of Anglesey by the Burial Board of Burton upon Trent in 1864. The cost of the initial purchase was £4,800.

The consecration of areas within the Cemetery was carried out on the 25th of May 1866 and the first burial took place on the 12th of June 1866. The year 1866 is inscribed on the main entrance to the Cemetery together with the town’s coat of arms.

In 1883, the Cemetery was enlarged to 22 acres and now, more than 115 years later, covers an area of 30 acres.

In over 150 years from its opening, 68,000 burials have taken place. The Cemetery currently carries out approximately 200 burials per year.

Contact details and addresses for our cemeteries

Stapenhill Cemetery
Cemetery Office,
38 Stapenhill Road,
Burton upon Trent,
DE15 9AE

Rolleston Cemetery 
Fiddlers Lane,
Church Road,
Rolleston on Dove
DE13 9BG

Please note Rolleston Cemetery is not staffed.

E-mail: cemetery@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk 
Telephone: (01283) 508572

We are open for appointments week days and weekends. 

Cemetery Contact

Cemetery team contact information

  • 01283 508572
  • cemetery@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Cemetery Office
38 Stapenhill Road
Burton upon Trent
DE15 9AE
United Kingdom