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Battle Town Council

Ashes

Old Cemetery

In the Old Cemetery, there are Gardens of Remembrance for the interment of ashes. The original Garden of Remembrance, situated by the main driveway, is full and the New Garden of Remembrance is nearly full, but a third area - the Lower Garden of Remembrance - has been constructed adjacent to the main driveway near to the New Cemetery. These areas are gravelled and only flat memorial stones may be placed. The planting of trees and shrubs is not permitted.

Memorials and interment spaces should be kept clean and in good order by the owner or owners.

 

Lower Cemetery

There are a few plots available on the lower grassy slope in the Lower Cemetery for the interment of ashes. These plots will be marked with a memorial tree and plaque.

 

New Cemetery

Within the New Cemetery, there is a choice of ashes plots: 

Standard Ashes plots are sited along the boundary adjacent to the standard burial plots the left of the driveway, beyond the private plots. 

The Rose Garden, which is on the right hand side as you enter the New Cemetery, has a central path lined with a hedge of Rose Olivia Austin (soft pink rosettes with a strong fruity fragrance). Ashes plots along the boundary within this area are more spacious than standard plots. 

Private Ashes plots for individuals or a family will be sited along the boundary on the left hand side as you enter the New Cemetery. These plots may have enclosures placed around them and memorials may exceed the standard dimensions.

The Children’s Cemetery has plots for the interment of ashes. (Only one toy or similar item may be placed on a grave.)

The ashes plots in the Natural Burial Area, which is situated at the lower end of the New Cemetery, will be sited in circles around the trees. Biodegradable caskets must be used. Only wooden memorials, supplied by the Council, are allowed in the Natural Burial Area.

No shrubs, plants or flowers may be planted on plots in the New Cemetery.

Memorials and interment spaces should be kept clean and in good repair, order and condition by the owner or owners.

 

Scattering of Ashes

A carved oak memorial post in the Lower Cemetery marks the area for scattering ashes. Memorial plaques, supplied by the Council, may be placed on the memorial post.

Traditional ashes plots will be sited adjacent to the driveway Traditional ashes plots will be sited adjacent to the driveway
Ashes plots in the Natural Burial Area will be arranged around the trees Ashes plots in the Natural Burial Area will be arranged around the trees
The Ashes Scattering Memorial Post in the Lower Cemetery The Ashes Scattering Memorial Post in the Lower Cemetery
The Old Cemetery with the Garden of Remembrance in the foreground The Old Cemetery with the Garden of Remembrance in the foreground