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Cemeteries and burial services

Wiltshire Council aim to offer a sympathetic service to the bereaved and deal with enquiries from members of the public, funeral directors and monumental masons. It currently manages and maintains seven cemeteries mainly in the west of the county.

Our current burial regulations are being revised and will be updated shortly.

Applications for the purchase of plots, interments, and applications for memorials are administered by the Burial & Cemetery Team. Maintenance is carried out by a grounds contractor.

Wiltshire Council carries out regular site maintenance visits, including individual memorial checks. Further to this, each Cemetery will also have a programmed Memorial Safety inspection at least once every 5 years.

Please select from the list to show the service provided, types of burial plot offered for each cemetery and information to be aware of when using or visiting.

Wiltshire Council Cemeteries


Address

Holt Road
Bradford on Avon
BA15 1TS

Winter opening (October - March)
9am - 4pm
Summer opening (April - September)
9am - 7pm
Burial types offered

Ashes For the burial of cremated remains. Each plot can hold up to four sets of ashes, a headstone or smaller memorial is permitted. No other items are to be placed on the grassed area in front of, between or behind the grave.

Traditional This type of grave is permitted a full kerb surround with a head and footstone. Each plot can hold up to three full burials. Please see the notes below regarding memorials.

Lawn Graves in this area are permitted a headstone memorial only. Each plot can hold up to three full burials. Please see the notes below regarding memorials.

Memorials

For a fee you may erect a memorial on a grave that has been approved by the Burials Team as complying with the cemetery regulations. An exclusive right of burial must be purchased before any memorial can be placed on a grave. Memorials must be installed by a stone mason who is a member of the Wiltshire Council registration scheme.

The grave owner is responsible for the care and maintenance of memorials, insurance schemes are available to cover this - a stonemason will be able to advise you

Chapel

We can offer the use of a small chapel for a service prior to internment. The Burials Team or Funeral Director can arrange a visit.


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Address

The Knap
Hilperton
Trowbridge
BA14 7RJ

Winter opening (October - March)
9am - 4pm
Summer opening (April - September)
9am - 7pm
Burial types offered

Ashes For the burial of cremated remains. Each plot can hold up to four sets of ashes, a headstone or smaller memorial is permitted. No other items are to be placed on the grassed area in front of, between or behind the grave.

Lawn Graves in this area are permitted a headstone memorial only. Each plot can hold up to three full burials. Please see the notes below regarding memorials.

Memorials

For a fee you may erect a memorial on a grave that has been approved by the Burials Team as complying with the cemetery regulations. An exclusive right of burial must be purchased before any memorial can be placed on a grave. Memorials must be installed by a stone mason who is a member of the Wiltshire Council registration scheme.

The grave owner is responsible for the care and maintenance of memorials, insurance schemes are available to cover this - a stonemason will be able to advise you


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Address

Gaston
Holt
Nr Trowbridge
BA14 6QA

Winter opening (October - March)
9am - 4pm
Summer opening (April - September)
9am - 7pm
Burial types offered

Ashes For the burial of cremated remains. Each plot can hold up to four sets of ashes, a headstone or smaller memorial is permitted. No other items are to be placed on the grassed area in front of, between or behind the grave.

Lawn Graves in this area are permitted a headstone memorial only. Each plot can hold up to three full burials. Please see the notes below regarding memorials.

Memorials

For a fee you may erect a memorial on a grave that has been approved by the Burials Team as complying with the cemetery regulations. An exclusive right of burial must be purchased before any memorial can be placed on a grave. Memorials must be installed by a stone mason who is a member of the Wiltshire Council registration scheme.

The grave owner is responsible for the care and maintenance of memorials, insurance schemes are available to cover this - a stonemason will be able to advise you


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Address

Western Way
Melksham
SN12 6EN

Winter opening (October - March)
9am - 4pm
Summer opening (April - September)
9am - 7pm
Burial types offered

Ashes For the burial of cremated remains. Each plot can hold up to four sets of ashes, a headstone or smaller memorial is permitted. No other items are to be placed on the grassed area in front of, between or behind the grave.

Lawn Graves in this area are permitted a headstone memorial only. Each plot can hold up to three full burials. Please see the notes below regarding memorials.

Memorials

For a fee you may erect a memorial on a grave that has been approved by the Burials Team as complying with the cemetery regulations. An exclusive right of burial must be purchased before any memorial can be placed on a grave. Memorials must be installed by a stone mason who is a member of the Wiltshire Council registration scheme.

The grave owner is responsible for the care and maintenance of memorials, insurance schemes are available to cover this - a stonemason will be able to advise you


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Address

The Down
Trowbridge
BA14 7NJ

Winter opening (October - March)
9am - 4pm
Summer opening (April - September)
9am - 7pm
Burial types offered

Ashes For the burial of cremated remains. Each plot can hold up to four sets of ashes, a headstone or smaller memorial is permitted. No other items are to be placed on the grassed area in front of, between or behind the grave.

Traditional This type of grave is permitted a full kerb surround with a head and footstone. Each plot can hold up to three full burials. Please see the notes below regarding memorials.

Lawn Graves in this area are permitted a headstone memorial only. Each plot can hold up to three full burials. Please see the notes below regarding memorials.

Memorials

For a fee you may erect a memorial on a grave that has been approved by the Burials Team as complying with the cemetery regulations. An exclusive right of burial must be purchased before any memorial can be placed on a grave. Memorials must be installed by a stone mason who is a member of the Wiltshire Council registration scheme.

The grave owner is responsible for the care and maintenance of memorials, insurance schemes are available to cover this - a stonemason will be able to advise you

Chapel

We can offer the use of a small chapel for a service prior to internment. The Burials Team or Funeral Director can arrange a visit.


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Address

Folly Lane
Warminster
BA12 8EA

Winter opening (October - March)
9am - 4pm
Summer opening (April - September)
9am - 7pm
Burial types offered

Ashes For the burial of cremated remains. Each plot can hold up to four sets of ashes, a headstone or smaller memorial is permitted. No other items are to be placed on the grassed area in front of, between or behind the grave.

Lawn Graves in this area are permitted a headstone memorial only. Each plot can hold up to three full burials. Please see the notes below regarding memorials.

Memorials

For a fee you may erect a memorial on a grave that has been approved by the Burials Team as complying with the cemetery regulations. An exclusive right of burial must be purchased before any memorial can be placed on a grave. Memorials must be installed by a stone mason who is a member of the Wiltshire Council registration scheme.

The grave owner is responsible for the care and maintenance of memorials, insurance schemes are available to cover this - a stonemason will be able to advise you


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Address

Bratton Road
Westbury
BA13 3EB

Winter opening (October - March)
9am - 4pm
Summer opening (April - September)
9am - 7pm
Burial types offered

Ashes For the burial of cremated remains. Each plot can hold up to four sets of ashes, a headstone or smaller memorial is permitted. No other items are to be placed on the grassed area in front of, between or behind the grave.

Traditional This type of grave is permitted a full kerb surround with a head and footstone. Each plot can hold up to three full burials. Please see the notes below regarding memorials.

Lawn Graves in this area are permitted a headstone memorial only. Each plot can hold up to three full burials. Please see the notes below regarding memorials.

Memorials

For a fee you may erect a memorial on a grave that has been approved by the Burials Team as complying with the cemetery regulations. An exclusive right of burial must be purchased before any memorial can be placed on a grave. Memorials must be installed by a stone mason who is a member of the Wiltshire Council registration scheme.

The grave owner is responsible for the care and maintenance of memorials, insurance schemes are available to cover this - a stonemason will be able to advise you

Chapel

We can offer the use of a small chapel for a service prior to internment. The Burials Team or Funeral Director can arrange a visit.


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Dogs are permitted when accompanying visitors to the cemeteries but must be kept on a lead and under control at all times.

Parking is available in some cemeteries within designated areas. Visitors are reminded to drive carefully at all times.

Cemeteries are public open spaces. While the Council tries to make sure of the security of its cemeteries, grave owners place objects on graves at their own risk.

Extreme care is taken when excavating a grave to avoid any damage to surrounding headstones and grave plots. To do this we often have to construct a soil box over adjoining graves, this will prevent access to the grave for a short period of time. Once the burial has taken place the grave is immediately back-filled and the soil on the adjoining grave is removed.

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Memorial and Interment Fees

For the six cemeteries managed by us, Wiltshire council receives applications from funeral directors and stonemasons regarding the interment or memorial requirements of families.

Published below are the revised fees for books for these activities. The revised charges are effective from 1 April 2017.

Interment fees PDF (115kb)

Enquiry form

online form

Cemeteries and crematroiums in other parts of Wiltshire

For cemeteries and crematoriums not managed by Wiltshire Council, please contact the organisations below

Chippenham Town Council
The Town Hall
High Street
Chippenham
SN15 3ER

Telephone 01249 446699

email enquiries@chippenham.gov.uk

London Road cemetery

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Corsham Town Council
Town Hall
High Street
Corsham

Telephone 01249 702130

email towncouncil@corsham.gov.uk

Ladbrook Lane cemetery

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Devizes Town Council
Town Hall
St John's Street
Devizes
SN10 1BN

Telephone 01380 722160

email TownClerk@devizes-tc.gov.uk

Devizes cemetery

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Salisbury City Council
The Guildhall
Salisbury
SP1 1JH

Telephone 01722 342860

email info@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk

Salisbury cemeteries and churchyards
Salisbury Crematorium

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Swindon Borough Council
Civic Offices
Euclid Street
Swindon
SN1 2JH

Telephone 01793 445500

email customerservices@swindon.gov.uk

Cemeteries
Crematorium

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Tidworth Military Cemetery
HQ TNB Garrison
Jellalabad Barracks
Tiwdorth
SP9 7BN

Telephone 01980 650601 or 01980 650632

email TNBGar-chiefclerk@mod.uk or TNBGar-Est-E1@mod.uk

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West Wiltshire Crematorium
Devizes Road
Semington
Trowbridge

Telephone 01380 871101

email info@westwiltshirecrem.co.uk

West Wiltshire Crematorium

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Last updated: 17 March 2017 | Last reviewed: 17 March 2017