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    Cemetery Service - Cremations and Burials

    peoniesMany people have strong views on whether they wish to be cremated or buried.

    Cremation

    There are no crematoria within East Hampshire, however, there are a number close by:-

    Portchester, Upper Cornaway Lane
    Tel: 01329 822533

    Basingstoke, North Waltham
    Tel: 01256 398783

    Aldershot, Guildford Road, Aldershot
    Tel: 01252 321653

    Chichester, Westhampnett Road
    Tel: 01243 787755

    The Oaks Havant Crematorium, Bartons Road
    Tel: 023 92 222648 

    Types of burial

    There are different types of burial:

    1. lawned burial (where the grave is covered in grass only)
    2. traditional burial (where planting may be allowed)
    3. green burial – a more environmentally friendly form of burial where no memorials are permitted

    Burial sites in East Hampshire

    There are 5 cemeteries owned by East Hampshire District Council (mostly lawned):

    • Alton (Old Odiham Road)
    • Catherington (Catherington Road)
    • Petersfield (Ramshill)
    • West Liss (Church Street)
    • Whitehill (Hollywater Road)

    There are numbers of church yards open to new burials throughout the district. Please contact the church for details.

    Two parish councils offer burials; Four Marks and Medstead.
    To discuss a burial in either of these cemeteries, please contact the Parish Clerk. 

    Green burials

    Natural or woodland burials are fast becoming a popular alternative to the more conventional burial within a cemetery or churchyard environment.

    At the current time East Hampshire District Council does not provide a site for natural or woodland burials however burials of this nature are provided locally in Hampshire at East Meon. Tel:01730 823425  burials@sustainability-centre.org

    Burials on Private Land

    There are several points to consider before a burial can take place on private land. Please contact your local Cemeteries Department for more information.

    Paying for the Funeral

    You may qualify for financial help. A booklet ‘What to do after a death in England and Wales’ is available from your social security office, the Registrar, or your local funeral director. This is a very useful booklet, but please note that any claim you may be entitled to should be applied for within three months of the funeral.

    You can also find useful information on the directgov website.

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