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Cemeteries and Churchyards

New Cemetery

The majority of burials take place in the New Cemetery on Horns Road. The New Cemetery is laid out as a lawn cemetery, which means that over time graves spaces are levelled and grassed over for ease of access and future maintenance. It is the Council's objective to ensure that the New Cemetery remains a presentable and respectable place for all who visit, whilst recognising its role as grassland and wildlife habitat.

Full cemetery regulations and guidelines for memorials can be found on our burials page.

Old Cemetery and Local Nature Reserve

Holy Trinity Churchyard and St. Laurence Churchyard

These churchyards are closed for new burials and remain in the ownership of the respective churches.

The management of these areas balances their importance as natural habitats and their contribution to biodiversity with the requirements of public access.