Welcome to the Hardwick Road Cemetery Website

The Committee and members of The Friends of Hardwick Road Cemetery are delighted to welcome you to this website of King’s Lynn’s Victorian Cemetery and trust that you find it interesting and informative. Bisected by Hardwick Road the cemetery provides a distinctive landscape to one of the key entrances to the town. A brief history of the site can be found on the History page. Although little used for burials today it remains a site well cared for by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk who administer and maintain the cemetery. The Friends were launched in 2006 for the public benefit, to promote the historic interest of Hardwick Road Cemetery, Hardwick Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk by associating the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk (hereinafter called ‘the Borough Council’), and local and national statutory and voluntary amenity societies in a common cause to promote the Cemetery’s architectural, sculptural, landscape, natural and historical interest and to provide such facilities as required for the furtherance of the social welfare, education, recreation and leisure-time .


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

from Friends of Hardwick Road


 Our  Publications –  available £5 at True’s Yard and on line – A Christmas Stocking filler for history buffs

Meet our residents in section H, find about about the lives of  Victorian Linnets some of whom will be known to you through their heritage to the town. 

NEW PUBLICATION – “Mayors of Victorian Lynn” see above

Resident of the Month

This month’s Resident of the Month – Edmund Griffen

Although we have had the centenary of the war the losses did not cease after November 1918. In  the cemetery we have many men who died after the end of the war as a result of their war time service. One of them is Edmund Griffen whose story is an example of duty and patriotism.

There will be a new walk in 2019 about more of the post war casualties buried in our cemetery. If you think one of them may be your family please get in touch.


Attention Genealogists……

If you are researching your family from King’s Lynn we can help.

  • Come to Open Day and ask one of the Friends to carry out a grave search OR

  • Buy a copy of our entire registers on CD OR

  • Email via the website with details