Stowupland Lawn Cemetery is located in the centre of the village on Church Road(A1120) opposite the Village Hall(SATNAV - IP14 4BQ).
It was founded in 1907, there are two main burial areas to the cemetery, incorporating two styles of graves – lawn and traditional. There are separate areas for Cremated remains internment and Infant graves. It also features a War Memorial, a Wall of Remembrance and contains two Commonwealth War Graves.
1st March 2018 - There is a little more tree work to do before the leaves break. The two trees behind the cemetery building are to be taken down to open up that area.
15th September 2017 - Over the next few weeks there will be a lot of work going on in the older part of the cemetery.
Indeed by the time you read this it may have already started. Along the left hand side of the cemetery the shrubs have encroached to such a degree that several graves have become hidden in the midst. The Parish Council have authorised a sum of money to enable this to all be cleared back to the original hedge line. When the shrubbery has been cleared and the hedge line found it is sure to be very thin and scrappy and even dead in places. The plan after all has been cleared away is, in the autumn, to reseed the cleared areas and plant young whips of mixed hedging to bring the hedge back to become a lush boundary line.
There will also be some clearance beyond the line of conifers in the centre of the cemetery again where shrubbery has covered graves and in a couple of cases taken root in the graves themselves. The spoil heap and greenery at the end of the cemetery will be taken away along with the accumulated rubbish behind the Memorial Wall. When it is all cleared the gravediggers will be instructed to place all spoil in the skip provide. Hopefully we will be able to provide a couple more all weather benches when the work is done.
Work will also begin on the new turn around area in the new part of the cemetery. This will repair the end of the access drive, extend the path from the memorial to the access drive and create a semi circle at the end of the drive to enable funeral vehicles to turn. A skip will be placed behind the semi circle for the remaining soil after a burial but the skip will be hidden behind gates.
It may be a case of things looking worse for a little while before they get better but please bear with the Parish Council while the work is ongoing because it will all be worth it in the end.
Churchyard and Cemetery Committee
3rd March 2018 - Next Cemetery Committee meeting Saturday 2nd June 2018 at 10.00am.
Fees and Charges
Details of Burial fees and charges levied by Stowupland Parish council from 13th December 2018
The death of a loved one is a distressing experience. The purpose of the Cemetery Policy is to provide guidance and support families with both the initial and the long term care of their loved one’s grave space in the Lawn Cemetery. It ensures visitors and those who maintain the Lawn Cemetery are kept safe. Printed copies of the Policy are available from the Parish Clerk
Deed of Grant
Our village Lawn cemetery is where we remember those who have passed before us, but they are in need of help to maintain and take good care of their resting place.
If you are looking for an opportuniity to make a valuable contribution to our community and could you spare a few hours to help with the some of the following:
Collecting fallen debis
Cutting back overgrown vegetation
Tidying forgotten graves
Planting and maintaining shrubs
Renovating the Cemetery Building
Then please contact the chair of the Management Committee:
Tel: 01449 745739