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

The Cemetery

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

The cemetery is open all-day and evening, 365 days a year. There is also a visitors car park.

The Cemetery is divided into ten burial sections (A - K) and is laid out as a Lawn Cemetery, with a Garden of Rest, Memorial Rose and Shrub Gardens and a Lawn Birches scattering area for ashes.

Weston Road Cemetery

Cemetery regulations

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

Access

Weston Road Cemetery lies in the north of the town. The address is Weston Road Cemetery, Weston Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 3RP.

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 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.

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

This area is ashes interments 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.

Memorial Rose and Shrub Gardens

The Memorial Rose and Shrub Gardens are for ashes interments only.

You can choose between the following colour roses for the Memorial Rose Gardens; red, orange, yellow, pink or white and the following shrubs for the Memorial Shrub Gardens; Hebe, Potentilla, Cotoneaster or Pyracantha.

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.

The Lawn Birches

This area is for the scattering of ashes only, no memorial items or artificial flowers are permitted within the Lawn Birches area. Please ensure the ashes are scattered from the original Crematorium container only and please understand that once the ashes have been scattered an exhumation is not possible.

Memorial Wall

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

Book of Remembrance

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 up to four lines in length, with no more than 32 letters per line.

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.

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. 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.

Searches

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

Cemeteries

Cavendish Road Depot
Cavendish Road
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 2ET 

cemeteries@stevenage.gov.uk

01438 367109

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