Lawn Cemetery

Lawn Cemetery

Chorleywood Lawn Cemetery is situated on the Rickmansworth Road alongside the Parish Office at South Lodge. Inaugurated shortly after World War II by Chorleywood Urban District Council, at the time it was regarded as a very advanced idea, combining large areas of well cut grass with flowers, ornamental hedges and trees.

The Lawn Cemetery has been tended with care ever since and is possibly one of the most beautiful last resting places in Hertfordshire. The Bishop of St Albans consecrated an attractive extension in 1996 which virtually doubled the size of the original area. Many seats have been donated for visitors who can enjoy this peaceful green oasis far from the noisy world outside.

Lawn Cemetery Location Details pdf

Burials can take place between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The Site has both consecrated and unconsecrated ground and is divided into Sections A to G as shown below:

  • Sections A & B: Now full. Only used when re-opening plots.
  • Sections C: Unconsecrated ground - both ashes and burial plots available.
  • Sections D: Consecrated ground - only ashes plots now available.
  • Section E: Burial plots and Children’s section - no ashes plots now available in this section.
  • Sections F & G: Maintained and kept for long term future use.

Contact is made with the Lawn Cemetery Administration through local undertakers who will be receptive to your needs and inform the Parish Office accordingly.When an interment has taken place, the Next of Kin will be sent the Deed and Cemetery Rules, and be informed of the procedure for ordering a bronze plaque for the grave.

The Lawn Cemetery is maintained by the Parish Council whose staff need access at all times for grass cutting, rose pruning and other maintenance tasks.

In order to keep the open aspect of the cemetery, only two green vases per grave are permitted. Vases are available in the Lawn Cemetery. Please contact Mrs Claire James, Lawn Cemetery Administrator at the Parish Office for further information.

Pot Holders for Potted Plants in the Lawn Cemetery

Following resolution of the Open Spaces Committee (Minute 15/87) potted plants will be allowed on graves in the Lawn Cemetery all year round using pot holders available from the Parish Office.

The placing of up to two potted plants per grave will be permitted. However these may only be placed on graves using the pot holders provided by the Council and can only be of a diameter suitable for the rings. These plants will be removed when they have died back. Any pots placed on the grave not in a holder will be removed by the Cemetery Rangers.

Pot holders are available from the Parish Office at a cost of £10 (incl of VAT). Each pot holder is stamped with a number and details of the purchaser will be kept at the Parish Office. Once purchased from the Parish Office, the pot holder will remain the property and therefore the responsibility of the purchaser.

Vases will continue to be available free of charge in the cemetery all year round.

Interment Charges (01/04/17 – 31/03/18)

Exclusive Right of Burial

2017/2018

Parishioners

Non-Parishioners

Full Interment

£525.00

£1050.00

Ashes/Infant

£368.00

£736.00

Full Interment*

2017/2018

Parishioners

Non-Parishioners

Single Depth

£463.00

£926.00

Double Depth

£537.00

£1074.00

*For the interment of caskets, an additional charge of £750 will apply.

Ashes

2017/2018

Parishioners

Non-Parishioners

Single Depth

£205.00

£410.00

Double Depth

£205.00

£410.00

Bronze Plaques (01/04/17 to 31/12/17)


Size

Cost

24” x 12”

£1147.20 (£956.00 ex VAT @ 20%)

12” x 12”

£634.80 (£529.00 ex VAT @ 20%)

7” x 2”

£87.60 (£73.00 ex VAT @ 20%)

Standard charges above are for text in capitals with or without a cross.