Situated in an outstanding position with an uninterrupted view of Hambledon Hill, this small woodland burial ground of 2 acres was originally a vineyard and is surrounded by a neat ringfence. It is sited in an area renowned for its conservation features and great variety of trees and shrubs.One of its boundaries borders the River Stour which can be seen from the site. Although remote it can be approached by a tarmac road, which is extended along a hard surfaced road to a small car park alongside the enclosure. As the site is adjoining a bridle path which runs through the farm it will be possible for relatives and friends of the deceased to enjoy the surrounding countryside.
Of course there may be many other questions that you have but here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions. For further information about the Ham Down Burial ground, please call: Dave Pike (affiliated with Peter Jackson Funeral Services Henstridge) on 07973 120903
The Burial Ground is always open and can be visited at any time.
Yes. In keeping with the idea of returning the body to nature, we wish to accept only biodegradable and environmentally friendly coffins. A growing selection of suitable coffins is available through funeral directors or we can give you details. We also request that the body is not embalmed.
Yes. Cut flowers and Funeral tributes may be laid on the grave, with ribbons and cellophane removed. Once flowers start to deteriorate they will be removed. There is a wooden bin for this purpose at the end of the site. Wildflowers may be planted on the grave.
We supply the tree which you choose from the selection we provide. We plant the trees between October and March and we replace any tree that dies within the first 5 years of planting. These trees will create a natural woodland over time and it must be noted that some trees will have to be thinned as the woodland reaches maturity.
No, but individual graves may be blessed.
Yes, we hold the adjacent grave (to the right) for the deceased partner/spouse or close relative.
You can either arrange the burial through a Funeral Director or make the arrangements yourself. We can give you details of bio-degradable coffins and put you in touch with the grave-digger. There are various forms to fill out which are included in our information pack.