About Drake Memorial Park

burial ground in Plymouth Devon

The founders of Drake Memorial Park intended to create a new type of burial ground for the residents of Plymouth and its surrounding area. One of the first fully-lawned cemeteries in the country, work started on setting out its first five acres in November 1941 under the supervision of Mr L Alexander, who had experience of this type of cemetery in America and Canada. The Park opened in February 1943 under its first general manager Mr F J Alexander.

Two factors make Drake Memorial Park distinctively different to other cemeteries:

As a family-run concern currently in its third generation, we are able to take a long-term view of the Park’s management and development while also taking account of the views of current owners of burial rights.


The Drake Memorial Park Limited
Registered in England No. 372938
Registered Office: 61 London Road, St Albans, Herts. AL1 1LJ