The cemetery was opened on 28th November 1856, the Church of England section being consecrated by Bishop Gilbert of Chichester, followed by a service in All Saints Church. The first burial was that of ‘Yorky’ Smith.

Link to contact information for the Cemetery

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"the grave's a fine and private place…" exploring Hastings Cemetery

Why not rest, relax and reflect awhile, sitting on the OHPS / FoHC seat, located on EL, and take in the magnificent view.

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Cemetery Walks

 Meet in the Cemetery Carpark at 2pm on the following Sundays

4th July

18th July

5th September

19th September

Available from Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street:  Relighting the lamps: some First World War Stories  The Grave’s a fine and private  Cemetery: Exploring History in Hastings Cemetery