Burwell Parish Council Burial Ground

Located of Ness Road, on the western side of the village, the Burwell Parish Council Burial Grounds fees are fixed and settled under the Local Authorities’ Cemetery Order 1972.

The fees and payments set out below will be doubled where a person is not an inhabitant or parishioner of the Parish of Burwell, or where neither of the parents of a still-born child is such an inhabitant or parishioner. The term inhabitant shall be interpreted to include a person who at the time of death or some time during the six months immediately prior to death normally resided in the Parish of Burwell, or in special circumstances at the discretion of the Parish Council.

The purchase of a grave prior to death is not permitted. However plots may be reserved upon application to the Clerk and by the payment of the fee for the Exclusive Right of Burial lasting 50 years. This confirms with the purchaser their rights to burial within a defined grave space in the Cemetery. For more details contact the Parish Clerk.

The burial ground is a lawn cemetery. However the Council allows an area of 0.46 metres (18 inches) in front of the memorial stone for flowers and other items in accordance with the regulations. All other areas of the plot must be left clear.

Ashes plots are also available. There is a Cloister of Remembrance for plaques. 

If you would like to know the location of a grave of a relative please contact the Parish Clerk. You will need to provide as much information as you can including the full name, date of birth and the year of death wherever possible. The first burial at the Cemetery was in 1924.