The Lawn Cemetery was opened in 1991 to provide burial space for St Keyne residents and is operated by the parish council. There are 144 grave sites and 60 memorial plots.
The cemetery is designed as a final resting place for people who have a local connection to St Keyne. This means that the parish council may ask how long you, your family or the deceased person have lived in the parish or what other connections they had. This may mean that they were born here, worked here or had other close relatives living or buried in the parish. Your funeral director can advise you on how we decide. Any decision that the parish council makes about local connections is final.
When visiting the cemetery please respect other visitors and keep noise to a minimum. Only assistance dogs are permitted in the cemetery. Please do not leave glass bottles or jars with flowers in (they are a safety hazard for visitors and contractors who cut the grass)
If you have any questions about burial plots at St Keyne church, follow this link for their contact details.
Cemetery opening hours
The cemetery is open during daylight hours throughout the week. There is no need to give notice if you wish to visit.
Getting to the cemetery
The cemetery can be accessed through the churchyard adjacent to St Keyne Church via the B3254. Please note that there is limited parking available at the cemetery and access may be restricted during funerals.
The postcode of the cemetery is PL14 4RJ. The grid reference is: SX 242608. View a Google map of its location.
Service 73 is operated by Plymouth City from Liskeard Railway Station, Monday to Saturday. Follow this link to view a timetable.
We regret that there are no toilets near the cemetery, and no water supply. Please bring your own water if you need any for flowers or plants. Waste bins are available.
Fees & Charges
The Parish Council is required to publish a list of its current fees and charges. Download a copy of our current prices. Your funeral director or stonemason will usually manage the payments: ask them for advice.
The parish council has created an area within the cemetery for quiet thought and contemplation. There is additional seating provided and a seasonal display of trees and shrubs. A feature of the garden is a Memorial Wall where visitors can place a simple plaque in memory of loved ones who may not be interred in the cemetery. The design of the plate allows for two lines of text (typically a name and significant dates) and measures 12cm x 5cm. The parish council will take your order and arrange for installation. Current cost is listed in our Fees & Charges sheet. You can order a plaque using this form.
The parish council has agreed a set of simple rules that regulate how the lawn cemetery is managed. Download a copy here.
If you would like more information about reserving a plot or arranging a burial, contact your funeral director or email the parish clerk