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Cemeteries

Below is a list of all cemeteries we manage. If you require further, general information about cemeteries, please contact the Bereavement Services Manager on 01442 228066 or email cemeteries@dacorum.gov.uk.

Opening times

  • Monday to Friday: 8am 
  • Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays: 9am

Closing times

  • November to February: 4.30pm 
  • March: 6pm
  • April: 7pm
  • May to August: 8pm
  • September: 7pm
  • October: 6pm 

Poppy Fields Cemetery

Exterior of Poppy Field Cemetery offices in Bunkers Lane, Hemel Hempstead

Poppy Fields is our newest cemetery and opened in July 2023.

Located off Bedmond Road, next to Bunkers Park, Hemel Hempstead, the site covers seven acres, which it shares with Hemel Hempstead Crematorium.

Drawing inspiration from the Victorian era, the internal layout features kidney-shaped areas bordered by roadways, providing a peaceful and timeless ambiance for visitors to find solace. It has also been landscaped to create a natural habitat for birds, mammals and insects.

To cater to families facing the most challenging times, a specific area has been dedicated for children's burial, ensuring a compassionate and sensitive resting place for young lives.

Address: 
Bedmond Road
Bunkers Park
Hemel Hempstead
HP3 8LL 

Heath Lane Cemetery

Entrance of Heath Lane Cemetery in Hemel Hempstead

Heath Lane Cemetery was opened in 1878 and was the first municipal cemetery in the Dacorum area.

It is of Victorian design and boasts two chapels (although these are no longer in use). One of the chapels was originally used for the burial services for members of the Church of England or "conformists", while the other chapel was used for the burial services of other religions, or "non-conformists".

The cemetery also has a large number of redwood trees, some of the largest in the Dacorum area. 

Restoration work is ongoing to repair the more historical memorials within the cemetery. The memorials have failed the stability test, which is used to ensure safety in our cemeteries. These memorials have a historic value but we are unable to trace owners or family members.

Address: 
Heath Lane
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP1 1TS 

Kingshill Cemetery

Image of Kingshill Cemetery in Berkhamsted

Kingshill Cemetery is Berkhamsted's first municipal cemetery and was opened in 1947.

It covers a four-acre site, with a further five acres currently available for expansion, and is situated on Kingshill Way at the south west edge of Berkhamsted.

Kingshill Cemetery provides lawn grave spaces and also offers a dedicated cremated remains burial area, for those who have opted to cremate their loved one and still wish to have a memorial dedicated to them.

Kingshill Cemetery is well manicured and boasts a perimeter of mature oaks.

Address:
Kingshill Way
Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire
HP4 3UG 

Tring Cemetery

Image of entrance to Tring Cemetery

Tring Cemetery was opened in 1894. The cemetery covers eight acres and is situated on Aylesbury Road, towards the edge of Tring. The cemetery provides a traditional burial site with Victorian memorials and the more modern lawn type.

It also offers a dedicated cremated remains burial area, for those who have opted to cremate their loved one and still wish to have a memorial dedicated to them.

Tring Cemetery is well manicured and boasts a host of topiary.

Address:
Aylesbury Road
Tring
Hertfordshire
HP23 4DH 

Woodwells Cemetery

Image of the entrance to Woodwells Cemetery

Woodwells Cemetery was opened in 1961 and is our second cemetery in Hemel Hempstead (the other being Heath Lane).

Woodwells was first opened as a 4.5-acre site, and has since grown to 12 acres.

Woodwells was the first cemetery in Dacorum to have a lawn memorial layout and is the only one to have woodland burials. We are concerned with any form of damage to the environment and recognise that burials can be designed to offer many benefits to wildlife. The creation of a habitat for wildlife will assist in increasing the amount of birds, mammals, insects and flowers and also provide a burial area for those departed, who wish to ‘return to nature’.

Woodwells offers a children’s burial area, which is designed to assist those coping with the bereavement of the young. It also offers a dedicated cremated remains burial area, for those who have opted to cremate their loved one and still wish to have a memorial dedicated to them.

Address:
Buncefield Lane
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP2 7HY

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