Garden of Rest
The Garden of Rest is situated on Four Ashes Road, Cryers Hill.
Garden of Rest
Four Ashes Road
Garden of Rest - Public Closure
Hughenden Parish Council regret to inform visitors that the Garden of Rest is closed to members of the public.
Council has been informed by the Local Government Association that Government guidance on social distancing extends to tending graves and that cemeteries must be closed to the public.
Access to the Garden of Rest will only be permitted by permission for pre-arranged burials, essential staffing, grounds maintenance and urgent works.
Hughenden Parish Council understand that closure of the Garden of Rest may cause distress to visitors. During the closure, Council staff will continue to manage and maintain the Garden of Rest.
During this difficult and unprecedented time, health and safety is paramount and your support and assistance is greatly appreciated.
Notice published 1st April 2020
See map below for directions
Four Ashes Garden of Rest is owned and managed by Hughenden Parish Council for and on behalf of the residents of Hughenden Parish.
It is a beautiful and tranquil spot which provides a lovely place for remembrance and quiet reflection. The Garden of Rest is open to visitors during daylight hours.
Hughenden Parish Council takes enormous pride in maintaining the Garden of Rest to a very high standard. We understand how important it is for relatives to know that their loved ones graves are being treated with dignity and respect.
The Garden of Rest has areas of consecrated and non-consecrated ground for full burials and a separate area for the interment of cremated remains. All interments are recorded within a Remembrance Book which is displayed inside the front of the building.
Administration of the Garden of Rest is dealt with at Hughenden Parish Council Office which is located at The Common, Great Kingshill. Staff at the Parish Council Office will be happy to help you with all matters relating to the Garden of Rest. Please note that it is no longer possible to reserve plots. The allocation of grave spaces will be determined by the Parish Council and every effort will be made to accomodate wishes.
A Register of Burials is kept at the Parish Council Office. Searches in the Register, which contains information regarding the name and age of the person buried, the grave number and the date of burial, may be made during office hours. There is a small fee for this service.
We consider the placing of benches on an individual basis so please use the contact form to make such a request. Note that benches must be installed by the Council's appointed contractor.
Map showing the Garden of Rest
Garden of Rest - Burial Regulations
Please read the burial regulations which govern activities at the Garden of Rest. In particular, may we bring your attention to regulations concerned with the placing of mememtos on graves.
Resolved Burial Regulations 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [446.1 KB]
Notice of Interment Form
Notice of Interment, fees and a Certificate of Burial or Cremation must be submitted to Hughenden Parish Council at least two clear working days before the date of an interment. The application for interment must contain:
- the proposed interment details
- the section of the cemerery & grave space required
- the signature of the owner of the Exclusive Right of Burial (if applicable)
Interments shall take place Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00 am and half an hour before sunset, or 4.00 pm, whichever is earlier.
All preparations whether for interment in a grave or interment of cremated remains shall be carried out by those authorised by the Council only.
Grave digging charges are not included in burial fees. The grave digger must be booked in advance by the applicant and paid directly. Please contact Keith Heybourn Tel: 07967 651586.
This document may be downloaded.
Notice of Interment 2017.doc
Microsoft Word document [25.5 KB]
Fees are listed on the document below. Note that fees differ depending on whether the individual was living within the Parish at the time of their passing. If you have any questions concerning fees please do not hesitate to contact Hughenden Parish Council Office for further information (01494 715296).
Garden of Rest Fees 2018-2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [135.1 KB]
Placing of Memorial Tablet
No installation or alteration to any memorial can take place without prior written approval from Hughenden Parish Council. Applications must be submitted to the Council on the appropriate form at least two weeks prior to any installation or alteration.
Please note that it may be necessary to obtain the written permission of the owner of Exclusive Right of Burial before any any installation or alteration to any memorial can take place.
We permit one memorial tablet per grave.
Our policies are as follows:
- The stone must be rectangular and laid flat
- For a full burial grave the stone size size must be 27"x18" portrait
- For an ashes grave the stone size must be 15" x 12" landscape
- The stone must be granite or other natural British stone (other than Bath, Caen or Soft Stone)
- Ammedments to a stone after it has been placed can only be made with the permission of the Council and after payment of the associated fees
- No shrubs, plants or flowers are permitted to be planted over graves
- In the case of a full burial grave the stone may have a holder for flowers/plant set into it. Alternatively you may place a flower/plant container free standing on the stone. In additon to this a flower pot or container, not exceeding 18" x 9" may be placed at the head of the tablet, either let into the ground or free standing
- In the case of ashes graves a small flower/plant container or plants may be placed in the flower bed at the head of the tablet with the prior consent of the Council
Fees are listed in the fees document downloadable above.
Application to Erect Memorial Tablet - I[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [139.0 KB]
This document may be downloaded.
Application to Erect memorial Tablet - I[...]
Microsoft Word document [36.0 KB]