Weston Road Cemetery

Weston Road Cemetery is the more recent of the two cemeteries in Stevenage, with the first burial having taken place in 1988.

The cemetery overlooks an attractive expanse of countryside known as Forster Country, as the novelist E.M. Forster lived nearby in Rooks Nest Cottage.

Weston Road Cemetery is open all-day and evening, 365 days a year. There is also a visitors car park.

Access

Weston Road Cemetery lies in the north of the town. 

The entrance is from Weston Road. There is a car park that is open to cemetery visitors at all times. The nearest bus stop is in Canterbury Way which is a short walk from the Cemetery.

Access for disabled, or less able-bodied, visitors can be arranged by contacting the Cemetery Office, tel: 01438 367109, prior to visiting the Cemetery.

The Cemetery

The Cemetery is divided in to four sections (A, B, C and D) and is laid out as a Lawn Cemetery.

Map - Weston Road Cemetery

We have regulations in place to ensure that the Cemetery can continue to be maintained at a high standard for future generations.

Weston Road Cemetery Regulations

The Lawn Cemetery - graves in this cemetery are covered in lawn, with memorials confined to the head of the graves.  Flowers may be placed on the concrete beam where the headstone is situated.

Kerbstones, flowers, vases, plants, or boundary markers are not allowed on any grave. 

Burial Interment Form

Grant Transfer - Application to register new owner of Exclusive Right of Burial which should only be completed if the original owner is deceased.

Grant Transfer Form

The area for the Garden of Rest is for cremated remains only and is laid out on gravel.

Only one memorial on each plot is allowed and we shall not permit any gravestones, fencing, railings, vases or the like please note that all memorials will be subject to approval.

Permanent memorials may only be erected on Garden of Rest plots where the Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial has been purchased.

The Memorial Application Form will be supplied from a Stonemason of your choice and requires the signature and printed name and address of the grant owner before any work is approved.

Garden of Rest Interment Form

The Memorial Shrub Garden is for cremated remains only.

You may choose between a Hebe, Potentilla, Cotoneaster or Pyracantha to be planted in this section. A shrub of your choice may be permitted, but you will require the written consent of the Cemeteries Officer.

The inscription for the plaque to be placed with the shrub can be chosen from the list below – see The Memorial Rose Garden for further details.

Memorial Shrub Garden Interment Form

The Memorial Rose Garden is for cremated remains only.

There is a choice of five colour roses; red, orange, yellow, pink or white.

The inscription for the plaque to be placed with the rose can be chosen from the list below. There are eight inscriptions to choose from and the plaque will include the full name of the deceased, the year of birth , the year of death and plot number. The inscriptions available are:

 Code Inscription 
P1 In Memory of
P2 In Loving Memory of
P3 Beloved and Remembered
P4 Rest in Peace
P5 Forever in our thoughts
P6 Cherished Memories
P7 Always Loved - Never Forgotten
P8 And so is Peace

Memorial Rose Garden Interment Form

Memorial Wall floral tributes for people wishing to purchase a position on the wall with a plaque and container, a fee will be charged, for a period of 5 years which can be renewed.

Memorial Wall Application

The Book of Remembrance is located in the Chapel, and can be viewed through the window if the Chapel is locked.

The inscription will be the full name of the deceased, and the date of their birth. The inscription is normally entered on the anniversary of the death, but may be entered on any other date if requested. 

In addition to the inscription, it is also possible to include an entry of short verse. The verse can be upto four lines in length, with no more than 32 letters per line.

Book of Remembrance Application Form

Reopening of existing graves

Visitors to the cemetery may find that when an existing grave needs to be reopened for a further burial it may be necessary to place the removed earth on an adjacent plot. The cemetery staff take every possible care in this task. The situation is unavoidable and is kept to a minimum so as not to inconvenience our visitors.

Memorials

Only flower vases and headstones of a limited size are permitted as memorials. The memorials are fixed in double rows in a ‘back to back’ arrangement.

For further details please see the Memorial Regulations.

Memorial Approval Application and Regulations

Searches

Searches can be made for any person requiring information for family trees.

Online

Reporting / enquiry form

Useful links

Almond Lane Cemetery

Cemetery fees and charges

Harwood Park Crematorium
(external link)

Cemetery address

Weston Road Cemetery
Weston Road
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 3RP

Contact details

Cavendish Road Depot
Cavendish Road
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 2ET

cemeteries@stevenage.gov.uk
01438 367109