Types of graves

Traditional grave

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These graves are offered for those who want a greater choice over the design of the memorial or do not want people to walk over the grave. The entire grave can be surrounded by kerbs, edging or mounded full-length, with a memorial stone placed at the head of the grave. Trees and plants are not permitted. Memorials shall have maximum dimensions (including foundations) of 3' 6" high by 36" wide by 6' 6" deep. Placement and maintenance of the memorial and grave space is the responsibility of the grave owner.


Lawn grave

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These graves are offered for those who want to place a memorial headstone only on a grave space. No kerbs, fences or surrounds are permitted on the grave and any that are placed will be removed without notice. No trees or plants may be planted on the grave. The memorial shall have maximum dimensions (including foundations) of 3' 6" high by 36" wide by 18" deep.

In addition, a mini kerbset can be fitted. The maximum dimensions of the footprint for the whole memorial must be no larger than 36" wide by 30" deep. Placement and maintenance of the memorial is the responsibility of the grave owner but cemetery groundskeepers will maintain the lawn area.


Baby/infant and child graves

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Castle Green Cemetery also has an area for the burial of children.

Within the cemeteries, all the plots are of a lawn grave type, babies being a quarter of the size of a full plot and children (up to the age of 12 years) half the size. Each grave may have a headstone 22" high by 18" wide by 12" deep (a kerb set can be installed with a maximum overall length of 36", including the headstone foundation) or a stone vase placed at the head of the grave.


Garden of remembrance section for cremated remains

Similar to the lawn grave but placed on a gravel border - although the grave itself is smaller to accommodate the urn or caskets, in which the cremated remains are buried.

An individual small headstone (maximum 22" high by 18" wide by 12" deep) or a stone vase may be placed in the gravel area immediately above the cremated remains in all three of our cemeteries.

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A gravelled area is also available for the burial of cremated remains in Wombridge Cemetery.

You can place a small vase on the gravelled area beneath the Wall of Remembrance. A Wall of Remembrance is available in all three cemeteries for you to place a brass plaque.


Family Columbarium

These structures are placed above ground and consist of 18 units. Each unit can hold up to four urns inside. The Columbarium is currently only available at Wellington Cemetery. The lease period for the Columbarium is 25 years.

Last updated: 26/07/2022 17:59