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 .

 The walks programme is over for 2017 but the cemetery is open every day and you can contact us for grave searches on our email.  We can give talks and do walks for groups throughout the year.


 Our  Publications –  available £5 at True’s Yard and on line

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. 

Find out about the Victorian mayors, their jobs and families and the close knit community that was Victorian King’s Lynn

Resident of the Month

This month’s Resident of the Month is Lizzie Wenn

Lizzie was an amazing woman who came from a very poor family and worked hard to manage “The Restaurant” (Wenns) on her own for many years. You can visit Lizzie in section H  and find out more about people like her on our walks or in our book  “Yesterday’s People”.


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


We are now on Facebook.