Burial Grounds of Denmead
March 2020 - URGENT INFORMATION ~ Covid-19 Pandemic
We hope you are all keeping well and safe during this difficult time. Please be assured that Denmead Parish Council is still continuing to operate and we are endeavouring to provide a normal service in relation to the Burial Ground.
Staff are currently working from home, so please contact The Deputy Clerk, Lydia Merriman by email only: email@example.com This is especially crucial if new interments need to be arranged.
In order to help protect everyone from Covid-19, please ensure that you carry out all necessary risk assessments whilst attending Denmead Burial Ground, as recently advised by the Government. Please CLICK HERE for the latest guidance, issued by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.
Many thanks to everyone for their support.
Denmead was the daughter of Saints Peter and Paul, Hambledon. All Saints' was built in 1880 but had no graveyard and so all burials were carried out at Hambledon.
In 1919 land was acquired by the Parochial Church Council and was consecrated as a burial ground. In 1985 the Parish Council took over the administration of the burial ground. Interment and reservation of grave space is usually extended to the residents of Denmead although this service may be extended to non- parishioners who have a strong Denmead connection at the discretion of the Council
The burial ground is situated on the edge of the building line to the north of the Parish. It is approached from a small signposted lane in Kidmore Lane off the Hambledon Road east of the Church. The ground is divided into three areas, namely the Old Burial Ground containing nearly 800 burials and cremations, the New Burial Ground with about 300 and the North Field which was consecrated in July 1995 came into use in 2005.
The general surrounding, being on the edge of fields and a nature reserve, tastefully planted with trees, presents a quiet and peaceful area. The maintenance of the ground is carried out by Parish Council Staff in an efficient and sensitive manner. The number of flowers placed on the graves through the year by relatives and visitors shows that this is much appreciated. The seats, which have all been donated, are used by those wishing a few moments of quiet thought.
To view interments by year please click on the appropriate year below:
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