Although located next to St Laurence Church and churchyard, the burial ground is unconsecrated and run by the Parish Council. The burial ground is available for the burial of parishioners of any or no religious denomination. A plot in the burial ground can be purchased when needed for a burial.
A plan of the burial ground (including the names of those buried) is available here.
A current list of fees for grave plots and burials is given below.
Burial Ground Fees 2023-24
Rules and Regulations
Exclusive Right of Burial-form
The Parish Council commissioned the first professional inspection of the safety of the headstones in the burial ground in 2017 and the contractor’s report can be read here. Further inspections happened in 2019 and 2023.
Please note that the company Tony James Memorials Ltd is banned from working in the burial ground due to breaches of basic professional standards.
The Parish Council has commissioned The CDS Group to create a design for additional burial plots in the hitherto unused part of the burial ground. You can see an initial design that would provide another 165 burial plots here.
The tap in the burial ground is the one thing there that does not belong to the Parish Council. It belongs to St Laurence’s Church, but was put back on the wrong side of the churchyard wall when the wall was rebuilt in the 1980s.