St Nicholas' Churchyard

 

Brockenhurst is justifiably proud of its Churchyard which overlooks the village and is adjacent to St Nicholas' Church which is one of only two churches in the New Forest mentioned in the Domesday Book and is reputed to be the oldest church in the area.  

The Churchyard is divided into two areas:  the smaller area surrounding the Church itself falls under the auspices of the Church Authorities whilst the lower section below the steps is managed by the Parish Council.  If you would like to enquire about our Churchyard please contact the Parish Clerk.  

The Churchyard also contains many Commonwealth War Graves from the First World War.  These are mostly ANZAC soldiers who were treated at the No. 1 New Zealand General Hospital in Church Lane but who died from their wounds.  Further information on the history of the Churchyard and the Commonwealth War Graves can be found in the Visitor Information section of our website.  

 

CONDITIONS & FEES FOR INTERMENT IN THE CHURCHYARD

The fees shown apply when interment is made between the hours of 9am and 4pm, or one hour before sunset, whichever is earlier, on a week-day, or when interment is required to be carried out immediately under the authority of a certificate issued by a Coroner or Registered Medical Practitioner.

For residents the fees will be reduced by 50% of the standard rate, including for former parishioners who have moved directly to Homes for the Elderly. For those who have moved to Brockenhurst to live in Homes for the Elderly the fees will be at the full rate. Those who have lived in the Parish for forty years before moving away will be eligible for the lower rate of fee. The decision is at the discretion of the Parish Council.

 

Fees

Interment

£

 

 

 

 

The body of a person over 18 years of age for interment in :

 

 

                                                a single grave

1957

 

                                                a double grave

1957

 

                                                second burial in a double grave

1300

 

The body of a child not exceeding 18 years of age

363

 

 

Interment of cremated remains (ashes)

600

 

Charge for digging an ashes interment plot

140

 

 

 

Right of Burial

 

 

 

 

 

Exclusive right of burial/s in an earthen grave for a period of 100 years

1642

 

An area 2 ft by 2 ft in the section of the churchyard set aside for cremated remains

600

 

 

 

Monuments and Gravestones

 

 

 

 

 

A headstone not exceeding 2ft 6ins

226

 

A name plaque

226

 

Flower vase, book or Bible

226

 

Cremation tablet 1ft 6ins by 1ft 6ins

226

 

Additional inscription on an existing memorial

118

 

Services of a minister of religion are organised and charged by the Funeral Director.  

The charge for digging a grave (not ashes plot) is not included and dealt with by the Funeral Director.  

The construction of a Wall Grave is not permitted in the Churchyard.  

 

Valid from 1st April 2018