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, known as the Cemetery, is managed by the Parish Council.  If you would like to enquire about the Churchyard or the Cemetery 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.  



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.









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



                                                a single grave



                                                a double grave



                                                second burial in a double grave



The body of a child not exceeding 18 years of age




Interment of cremated remains (ashes)



Charge for digging an ashes interment plot





Right of Burial






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



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





Monuments and Gravestones






A headstone not exceeding 2ft 6ins



A name plaque



Flower vase, book or Bible



Cremation tablet 1ft 6ins by 1ft 6ins



Additional inscription on an existing memorial



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 Cemetery.  


Valid from 1st April 2018