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Almond Lane Cemetery is the older of our two cemeteries in Stevenage and sits in beautiful grounds in the heart of the Old Town.

The Cemetery

The original cemetery closed for new burials in 1995, with burials still taking place for reserved plots. We also have a Natural Burial Glade and Sanctum Vaults.

Almond Lane Cemetery is open all-day and evening, 365 days a year and the main gates are open at all times for access to the car park.

The traditional cemetery is divided into 12 grave sections, with a Garden of Rest and Memorial Rose & Shrub Gardens for ashes interments.

Our regulations ensure that the cemetery can continue to be maintained to a high standard for future generations.

Access

Almond Lane Cemetery lies in the north of the town. The address is Almond Lane Cemetery, Almonds Lane, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 3RR.

The entrance is from Almonds Lane, and is within easy reach of a frequent bus service to and from the Town Centre and railway station.

Almonds Lane Cemetery

Cemetery Layout

Sections A, B, C, D, E, F, FF, R and a small part of G section are laid out in traditional style with headstones and full kerb sets around the graves.

Sections BB, G, H and K are laid out as lawn sections, this means that ONLY headstones are permitted.

Grant Transfer

A Grant Transfer application to register a new owner of Exclusive Right of Burial should only be completed if the original owner is deceased.

Garden of Rest

The Garden of Rest is for ashes interments only. There are no new plots available, but interments will still take place for reopen plots.

Memorial Rose and Shrub Gardens

The Memorial Rose and Shrub Garden is for ashes interments only. There are no new plots available but interments will still take place for reopen plots.

The inscription for the plaque to be placed with the rose or shrub can be chosen from the list on the back of the interment form. 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.

Memorial Wall

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 five years which can be renewed.

Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance is located in a building on the east side of the Garden of Rest. The day’s page can be viewed at any time - through the window if the door to the building is locked.

The inscription will be the full name of the deceased, and the date of their birth and death. 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 up to four lines in length, with no more than 32 letters per line. The inscription will be the full name of the deceased, and the date of their birth and death. The inscription is normally entered on the anniversary of the death, but may be entered on any other date if requested.

Memorials

Only headstones and kerb sets (in the designated areas) of a limited size are permitted as memorials. Permission to erect a memorial 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.

Reopening 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.

Searches

Searches can be made for any person who needs information for family trees.

Cemeteries

Cavendish Road Depot
Cavendish Road
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 2ET 

cemeteries@stevenage.gov.uk

01438 367109

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