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Cemeteries

There are a number of Cemeteries and Churchyards in this area. Not all have space for burials if a new grave is required, although most of those which are full for new burials do still have space for the interment or scattering of ashes following a cremation. If you would like to use a particular churchyard or cemetery, then that may be a factor you would want to bear in mind when choosing between a burial or cremation.

Fareham Borough Council has eight cemeteries across the borough. Wickham Road, Posbrook Lane, Roman Grove and Holly Hill cemeteries are segregated by religious denomination. Crofton, St John’s, St Peter’s and St Paul’s cemeteries are interdenominational. With the exception of the older areas, the burial grounds are laid to lawn and memorials and floral tributes are only permitted within the memorial border. No enclosures such as kerbstones or railings may be placed around any grave.

Many of the churchyards and cemeteries which still have space for new burials also have areas set aside for the scattering or interment of ashes following a cremation. We have tried to list all of the sites we visit in the local area below, but if you have any enquiries relating to a churchyard or cemetery we haven’t mentioned, please don’t hesitate to let us know.


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Borough and Parish Council Run Cemeteries still accepting Burials:

Ann’s Hill Cemetery, Gosport

11 Harcourt Road, Gosport, PO12 3NR

Tel: (023) 9254 5423

Ann’s Hill Cemetery also has a chapel which is available for funeral services, subject to a fee, and music is available upon request.

For further information please visit http://www.gosport.gov.uk/sections/environment/streetscene/horticulture/anns-hill-cemetery/


Bursledon Cemetery

Church Lane, Bursledon, SO31 8BY

Bursledon cemetery is run by Bursledon Parish Council, and was opened after the closure of the Churchyard at the nearby St Leonard’s Church.


Crofton Cemetery, Stubbington

Oakcroft Lane, Stubbington, PO14 2EB

The cemetery has been consecrated by the Church of England but interment of people of different faiths is permitted. Children’s graves are available and there is a garden of remembrance.


Eastleigh Cemetery

Brookwood Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 9EN

Eastleigh cemetery is the largest cemetery in the Borough of Eastleigh, situated in Brookwood Avenue near the centre of the town. The Cemetery contains sections for Church of England, non-conformist and Roman Catholic interments. The site also has allocated areas for interments of cremated remains. The Council have created their own guide to arranging a funeral, which is available on their website;

https://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/our-community/cemeteries-in-eastleigh/eastleigh-cemetery.aspx


Fair Oak Cemetery

Botley Road, Fair Oak, SO50 7AN

Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Council act as the burial authority for the Fair Oak Cemetery. The Cemetery is a place of rest for both grave and cremation interments and has been an amenity provided by the Council since 1945.

The cemetery is on Botley Road in Fair Oak, next door to Wyvern School.


Hedge End Cemetery

Albert Road, Hedge End, SO30 0DH

The Cemetery is run by Hedge End Council and is the only cemetery in the Parish. The Council estimates that the cemetery will only continue to have space for new interments for approximately the next seven years, and as such has closed the cemetery to non-residents. For that reason, they have also stopped people from pre-purchasing plots.

For further information please visit http://www.hedgeendcemetery.hampshire.org.uk/


Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton

Tremona Road, Shirley, Southampton, SO16 6HW

The cemetery has a Chapel situated within the grounds which can seat up to 100 people, and which can be hired for holding a service prior to a burial taking place.

For further information please visit http://www.southampton.gov.uk/people-places/ceremonies/funerals-bereavement/cemeteries/hollybrook.aspx


Hound Cemetery, Netley Abbey

Hound Road, Netley Abbey, SO31 5FS

Hound Parish Council owns and maintains the burial ground which is to the rear of the church cemetery at St Marys Church on Hound Road in Netley Abbey.


Kingston Road Cemetery, Portsmouth

St Mary’s Road, Fratton, PO1 5PQ

This is the largest cemetery in Portsmouth, holding approximately 400 burials per year. It is sometimes also known as St Mary’s or Portsea Cemetery.


Milton Road Cemetery, Portsmouth

Milton road, Milton, PO4 8RS

Milton Cemetery holds approximately 200 burials per year, and is the location of the office that administers all three of the Portsmouth Borough Council run cemeteries.


Posbrook Lane Cemetery, Titchfield

Posbrook Lane, Titchfield, PO14 4EZ

Posbrook Lane Cemetery is divided into sections for the interment of people of different faiths, including Church of England, Roman Catholic and Non-Conformist. There are also children’s graves and a Remembrance Garden for the scattering of ashes.


Roman Grove Cemetery, Portchester

Castle View Road, Portchester, PO16 9LL

Roman Grove is divided in a similar way to Posbrook Lane Cemetery in Titchfield. There are sections for the interment of people of different faiths, including Church of England, Roman Catholic and Non-Conformist. There is also an area for children’s graves, and a Remembrance Garden for the scattering of ashes.


Shedfield Cemetery

Church Road, Shedfield, SO32 2HY

Shedfield Cemetery is run by Shedfield Parish Council, and is reserved for the use of people who were resident in the Shedfield Parish Council area.


St Mary’s Extra Cemetery, Southampton

Portsmouth Road, Sholing, Southampton, SO19 9BJ

This cemetery has a Grade II listed Chapel situated within the grounds which can seat up to 45 people, and which can be hired for holding a service prior to a burial taking place.

For further information, please visit http://www.southampton.gov.uk/people-places/ceremonies/funerals-bereavement/cemeteries/st-mary-extra.aspx


West End Cemetery

Quob Lane, West End Southampton, SO30 3GJ

The Cemetery and Memorial Gardens are situated in Quob Lane, just before you go over the motorway bridge travelling from Chapel Road. It is run by West End Parish Council, and was opened owing to the closure of the Churchyard at the nearby St James’ Church.


Wickham Road Cemetery, Fareham

Wickham Road, Fareham, PO16 7HX

The cemetery has a Chapel situated within the grounds which can seat up to 40 people, and which can be hired for holding a service prior to a burial taking place.

The cemetery is divided into sections for interment of people of different religious beliefs, including Church of England, Roman Catholic, Muslim and Non-conformist. Children’s graves are also available, and there is a garden of remembrance for the scattering of ashes.


Churchyard Cemeteries still accepting Burials


There are now only a handful of Churchyards in this area which are still able to offer new graves for burials. The following churches still have plots available, but in most cases they are solely for people who were residents of that Parish Council area.


St Andrew’s Church, Hamble

High St, Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4JF
Tel 023 8045 2148

Attached to the church is The Priory Centre which is available to hire, should you need a venue for refreshments after the funeral service.

The Church has also provided a list of bereavement poems which they hope may provide inspiration and some solace http://www.spiritofsaintandrews.org.uk/2011/06/20/bereavement-poems/

For more information about the church, please visit https://standrewshamble.wordpress.com/


St Nicholas’ Church, Boarhunt

Boarhunt, Near Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6HP

Tel 023 9237 7568

Burial at Boarhunt Cemetery is only allowed to parishioners of Boarhunt and Southwick and their families. This also includes the burial of cremated remains.


St Nicholas’ Church, Wickham

Southwick Road, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 6HR

Tel 01329 833299 (Parish Administrator)

The church is an ancient building, dating back to the 12th century, but the exterior flint wall, the tower and spire, and most of the stained glass were added during the Victorian era.


St Mary’s Church, Hook with Warsash

109 Church Rd, Warsash, SO31 9GF

Tel 01489 570846

The Churchyard is open for burials following a service in the church for residents of the parish or for those being buried with their spouse who is already there. However, space for burials in new graves is extremely limited. The Churchyard also has a special garden for the interment of ashes and a short ceremony can be arranged to take place at any time following the service at a crematorium.

For further information, please visit http://stmarywarsash.org.uk/funerals-memorials/


Cemeteries and Churchyards with areas for the scattering or interment of Ashes


In addition to offering space for burials, all of the cemeteries and churchyards listed above also have provision for the scattering or interment of ashes following a cremation.

The following cemeteries and churchyards, while no longer having space for burials, still have space available for either the interment of cremated remains or the scattering of ashes.


All Saints, Botley

High Street, Botley, SO30 2EA

Tel 01489 782445

www.allsaintsbotlley.org.uk


Bishopstoke Cemetery

The unnamed road (a public bridleway) to the Cemetery is signed from Stoke Common Road, opposite Jockey Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 6DX

Bishopstoke’s cemetery is situated on the edge of Stoke Park Woods. It was opened in the mid 1950s.

For more information, please contact the Assistant Clerk, Mrs Cheryl Taylor, on 07521 735539 or alternatively e-mail acbishopstoke.pc@btinternet.com

The cemetery is run by Bishopstoke Parish Council, and further information is available on their website by visiting http://www.bishopstokepc.hampshire.org.uk/pages/cemetery.html


Holly Hill Cemetery (interment)

Barnes Lane, Sarisbury, SO31 7BJ

A large car park and toilet facilities are available at the entrance to the Cemetery. The Cemetery is divided into sections for the interments of people of different beliefs, including Church of England, Roman Catholic and non-conformist. There is a garden of Remembrance for the interment of Cremated Remains.


St John The Baptist Locks Heath

7 Church Rd, Locks Heath, Southampton, Hampshire S031 6LW
Tel 01489 578082

http://stjohnslocksheath.org.uk/just-visiting/life-events/funerals/

Following a funeral at St John’s, the Church has a team of trained counsellors who can provide support in times of bereavement. Please click on the link listed above to email the Pastoral Support Team.


St Mary’s Portchester

Portchester Castle, Castle Street, Portchester, Hampshire, PO16 9QH, United Kingdom
023 9232 1380

For further information about funerals at St Mary’s Portchester (including the church fees), please visit http://www.stmary-portchester.org.uk/first-time-visitors and then click on “Funerals”


St Peter’s Curdridge

Botley Road, Curdridge, SO32 2DR

01489 782445

For further information about the church and the village, please click here http://www.bcd-churches.org.uk/our-parishes/curdridge/


St Peter’s Titchfield

Church Street, Titchfield, PO14 4AG

Tel 01329 847003

www.stpetertitchfield.org.uk

The Garden of Remembrance is situated behind the old graves within the Churchyard, the Cremated Remains area runs along the river which runs along the side of the Churchyard.

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