CEMETERY

The Parish Clerk is happy to assist families who may have a loved one buried at the cemetery, or who might be considering purchasing a plot in the cemetery or may be researching their families who may be interred in the cemetery. 

 

Entrance to the cemetery is down the tree lined avenue which can be accessed from Church Street and  leads to All Saints Church. The cemetery can be found just before the entrance to All Saints Church and graveyard.  The gate is unlocked and access is available 24 hours a day.

 

Please note that the Church graveyard within the grounds of All Saints Church is not maintained by the Parish Council.  This remains the responsibility of the Church.

Cemetery Fees were reviewed and updated on 07 November 2019

Cemetery Fees 2019

Cemetery Layout

The cemetery is divided into 9 rows and there is a Tablet Memorial area for interred ashes. There are four unconsecrated plots available within the cemetery. For a full plan of the cemetery please contact the Parish Clerk.

Maintenance

The Parish Council is responsible for the maintenance of the cemetery and this is completed by the Parish Maintenance Officer.

It is the responsibility of the next of kin to ensure that memorials are kept in good order and that mowers and machinery are not obstructed by incorrectly positioned vases, containers and other items. We undertake memorial inspections every five years and in the event of a memorial being found to be unstable we will endeavour to contact relatives to ask them to repair the memorial. It is only as a last resort that we lie memorials down.

Rules and Regulations

A full copy is displayed on the notice board near to the cemetery gate. A copy is also available from the Parish Clerk. 

The main points to note are:

  • Memorials may not be erected without written permission from the Council

  • Flowers on graves should be placed on the memorial plinth

  • Trees and hedges must not be planted on the grave

Exclusive Rights

Exclusive Rights of burial may be purchased for a period of up to 99 years. This is often done by people who may wish to reserve a grave next to a loved one. It entitles the purchaser to determine who shall be interred in the grave, and it also gives the family the right to erect a memorial. Please note however that the grant of such rights does not confer on the owner any rights of title to the land, the grave itself remains at all times the property of the Parish Council.

Exclusive Rights of Interment of ashes may be purchased for a period of up to 50 years.

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