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Battle Town Council

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Battle Cemetery

The Town Council owns and manages the cemetery in Marley Lane, Battle TN33 0BB. The cemetery comprises three main areas: the Old Cemetery; the Lower Cemetery and the New Cemetery.

Some burial plots remain available within the Old Cemetery and there are plots available in the Lower Garden of Remembrance for the interment of Ashes.

There are no burial plots available in the Lower Cemetery, but there is an Ashes Scattering Area, identified by a carved memorial post, and there are plots for the interment of Ashes with a memorial tree and plaque. The area where the Babies of Battle were previously interred is marked by a carved memorial.

The New Cemetery, which was completed in 2017, includes a natural burial area as well as traditional plots for burials and the interment of ashes. There is a special Children’s Cemetery within the New Cemetery. Private/family plots are also available.

It is hoped that the wide choice will ensure that all residents, past, present and future, will feel that they could find peace here.

The Chapels have recently been renovated to provide a Christian Chapel and a secular Ceremonies Room, which has an accessible toilet and kitchenette within it.

The Cemetery was designated as a Site of Nature Conservation Importance in 1993. Of particular note at that time were the ‘areas where there can be found swathes of Green-winged Orchid together with frequent Common Twayblade.’ It was recommended that certain areas could be developed as ‘wildflower meadows’. The judges for the South & South East in Bloom Competition described the wild flower reserves as ‘exceptional’ when the cemetery was awarded ‘Cemetery of the Year 2015’.

The Town Council endeavours to achieve a high standard of care and maintenance, which is carried out by the grounds staff. This was rewarded in  2016 when the cemetery achieved a Gold Award in the South & South East Bloom Competition. 

Whilst the Council is able to prepare plots for the interment of ashes, grave-digging for full burials must be arranged by the funeral director or the person making the funeral arrangements.

Parking spaces, including two 'disabled parking' spaces, are situated on the right hand side of the driveway in the New Cemetery. Please park parallel to the driveway and keep the turning area clear.

Dogs are welcome on short leads.

Please note that glass containers are not permitted in the cemetery as they pose a danger to staff.

Smoking is not allowed in the cemetery.

Friends of Battle Cemetery are a voluntary group who meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month to assist with keeping the cemetery looking at its best, with removing dead flowers, tidying graves that are no longer cared for or by dusting the Chapel and ceremonies room. It is the little things that can make a big difference. Afterwards, tea and coffee is served in the ceremonies room. For further information, please contact Jane de Garston at Battle Town Council, telephone 01424 772210 or email deputyclerk@battletowncouncil.gov.uk 

Battle Cemetery, off Marley Lane, TN33 0BB

  • Battle Cemetery