Burials and Cemeteries

The Council currently manages seven cemeteries within North Hertfordshire. For information regarding the location, opening hours for burials and regulations for each cemetery, please see the pages below:

We liaise with funeral directors and stonemasons, arrange burials and administer deeds and records. Our staff also offer advice on burial options and can answer any queries you have regarding our cemeteries.

Arranging a burial or interment of ashes

If you would like to arrange a burial or interment of cremated remains, you can provisionally book it online: 

Book a burial or interment of ashes

You will then need to complete the Interment Form below and email it to burials@north-herts.gov.uk. Applications are normally made to us by funeral directors as they can help a deceased person's family/friends make the necessary arrangements. Please see below for information on funeral directors.

We can accept applications direct from the deceased's family/friends, although we would need the appropriate documentation before we could confirm a booking. Please contact us for further advice if you do not want to appoint a funeral director.

Interment options

We offer a wide range of interment options at Wilbury Hills cemetery. To see options in our other cemeteries, please visit the individual cemetery pages. If you have any special requirements, such as cultural or religious customs, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Pre-purchasing the rights to a plot

Plots at Wilbury Hills may be pre-purchased for future interment. Normally we allocate the next available plot. However, we can consider requests for a specific plot. Deeds granting the exclusive right of burial are issued for 50 years. If you are thinking of pre-purchasing a plot, please contact the Burials team.

Memorials

Due to the layout of some sections at St John’s Hitchin, Wilbury Hills Letchworth, and Icknield Way Letchworth, memorials must be erected on the head or foot of graves. If you have any queries about memorials or floral tributes, or have a specific wish about the position of a memorial, please contact the Burials team.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges for all our burial grounds for 2016/17 can be found below. These fees include charges for placing monuments, gravestones and tablets, and making monumental inscriptions.

Useful contacts

For help, information and advice after someone has died:

GOV.UK Information on what to do after someone dies
Citizens Advice Information on matters that need to be arranged when someone dies
Bereavement Advice Centre Advice and support on what to do after a death
Cruse Bereavement Care Offers free information, advice and support
National Association of Funeral Directors Trade Association for funeral directors
The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors For independent funeral directors
British Institute of Funeral Directors Information on educational services in the Funeral Industry