Burial Ground

Doddinghurst Parish Council manages the burial ground for the Village which is situated to the North West of All Saints Church. The Church's own burial grounds to the front and rear of the building are closed to new interments. The Burial Ground is managed as a "Lawned Cemetery" and the regulations relating to this type of Burial Ground are given below. The burial plots are double (depth) plots and the deed of grant is for 30 years.

Information about the Burial Ground a full plan and plot assignments can be found below, along with a Notice of Interment form to download.

Please note the fees and charges are revised annually from the 1st April. If, for any reason, the current financial year is not displayed please contact the office.

Following the meeting of the General Purpose Committee, held on 17th February 2014, it was agreed that a formal ashes lawn would be created alongside Ashes Plot 1, near the central pathway, (see burial ground layout), to enable residents to be able to scatter human ashes. The scattering of ashes is unrecorded and no fee applies. However if a memorial plaque is required they can be provided on the circular memoriam. Please contact the office for details and the fees payable.

Please note the Ashes Lawn is intended only for the scattering of human remains. The Burial Ground is not licensed by the Environmental Agency for scattering, or burial, of pet ashes in the burial ground.

Please note there is no connection whatsoever with Doddinghurst Funeral Services.

Please click on any of the following subjects for further information.

Burial Ground layout

Fees & Charges financial year 2018/19

Lawned Cemetery - Rules & Regulations

Procedure for Interment

  • Notification of interment, burial or ashes, to be made directly to the Parish Office by either the Funeral Director or a member of the deceased’s family. This initial contact to then be followed up in writing using Doddinghurst Parish Council’s notice of interment form.
  • Fees due will be confirmed and payment must accompany notice of interment.
  • Plot number will be advised upon receipt of fees and interment notice. If the interment is to take place in an existing plot, which is not owner burial, then confirmation is required that instructions are issued by the Deed of Grant owner.
  • For a new plot purchase the Deed of Grant owner’s details must be provided on the notice of interment along with their signature.
  • No burial shall be permitted to take place without the correct documentation and receipt of fees.

Notice of Interment

Application Form for Memorial Headstone

Purchase of Exclusive Rights of Burial Privacy Notice

Full Burial Plots, Record of Interred - to 2017 - Plot 1 to 57, Plot 58 to 131, and Plot 132 to 145

Ashes Area 1 Record of Interred - area full.

Ashes Area 2 Record of Interred - to 2017

Doddinghurst Parish Council boundary e.g. the area within which its "residents" live may be seen by clicking here.