Types of graves

Lawn grave

View information about all three of our cemeteries where lawn graves are available. They are level with the ground, with no curbs and a headstone of a limited size of 3' 6" high by 36" wide by 18" deep.

At Castle Green and Wombridge cemeteries, the headstone is surrounded by a bark area to allow for ease of maintenance.

At Wellington Cemetery, the area in front of the headstone is turfed and maintained by the Council. However, in front of the headstone, the Council can provide a slab for use as a base for memorials and vases.

The headstone can be bought from any of our permitted stonemasons, and is erected on a foundation at the head of the grave they provide.


Traditional grave

View information about the three cemeteries where traditional graves are available. This grave allows for a much more substantial type of memorial on a concrete landing that covers the area of the grave, along with a kerb set.

The maximum dimensions for a memorial on this type of grave are 3' 6" high by 36" wide by 6' 6" deep (length of kerb).


Baby/infant and child graves

View information on our cemeteries that have designated areas for the burial of babies and infants. Castle Green 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. View more about our cemeteries and garden of remembrance section for cremated remains.

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. Currently, the Columbarium is only available at Wellington Cemetery. The lease period for the Columbarium is 25 years.

Last updated: 06/05/2021 10:14