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Funerals, burials, cremations and cemeteries

Find out more information about arranging a funeral in the district

We operate six cemeteries in the district:

  1. Hawkinge Cemetery, Aerodrome Road, Hawkinge (the main cemetery in Shepway)
  2. Cheriton Road Cemetery, Folkestone
  3. New Romney Cemetery, Church Road (near the town centre and St Nicholas church)
  4. Lydd Cemetery, Mill Road (off Harden Road, near the town centre)
  5. Spring Lane Cemetery, Horn Street, Seabrook (located on a hillside surrounded by woodland)
  6. Brenzett Cemetery, Church Lane,  (a small, peaceful rural cemetery)

pdf icon Read the cemetery regulations. [49kb]


Cremations

While the council doesn't operate any crematoriums, you can inter ashes at all of the cemeteries . Lydd and New Romney have specific ashes plots whilst ashes can be interred into existing graves at all of the cemeteries . Hawkinge crematorium is situated next to Hawkinge Cemetery and is operated by Dignity Caring Funeral Services - Call: 01303 892215 .


Green burials

You can also arrange for a green burial at Hawkinge cemetery.

pdf icon Green burial information guide [369kb]


Muslim Burials

You can arrange for a Muslim Burial to take place at Hawkinge Cemetery. Graves in the Muslim section are orientated in accordance with religious requirements and will be at single depth only. Standard fees and charges apply as do the Cemetery Regulations.


Exhumations

The fee for exhumation is £1,188.
If the cost of the work is more than this, it will be charged accordingly.

pdf icon Exhumation application and guidance [92kb]

Contact the Cemeteries Officer in the Business Support team on 01303 853407 or email cemeteries@shepway.gov.uk.

The Business Support team are responsible for the administration of cemeteries and interments. You can view the plans and burial registers for all cemeteries at the Council's offices.