Cemetery Information

Kimbolton Cemetery

Kimbolton cemetery was established in the 1850s, when the cemetery at St Andrew’s churchyard was declared closed. The cemetery is in a delightful walled setting and contains a number of mature trees, mainly Wellingtonia, but the centrepiece is a magnificent Lebanon Cypress.

 

Kimbolton & Stonely Parish Council maintains the cemetery in first-class order and has commenced work on a piece of land to the East of the cemetery,which was bought with the intention of providing an extension to the existing cemetery.

 

Charges are made for burials and memorials and the income from this is used for the upkeep of the cemetery.

 

Due to constraints on space, burials in the cemetery are normally restricted to residents of the village, or those who have lived in the village for at least half of their lives. However, the Council is prepared to give consideration to relaxing this rule in special circumstances and you are advised to write to the Clerk outlining the reason(s) for requesting burial in Kimbolton. Where burial of non-residents is agreed, quadruple fees are charged and non-residents are not permitted to purchase exclusive right of burial.

Headstones & Memorials

Kimbolton cemetery was established in the 1850s, when the cemetery at St Andrew’s churchyard was declared closed. The cemetery is in a delightful walled setting and contains a number of mature trees, mainly Wellingtonia, but the centrepiece is a magnificent Lebanon Cypress.

 

Kimbolton & Stonely Parish Council maintains the cemetery in first-class order and has commenced work on a piece of land to the East of the cemetery,which was bought with the intention of providing an extension to the existing cemetery.

 

Charges are made for burials and memorials and the income from this is used for the upkeep of the cemetery.

 

Due to constraints on space, burials in the cemetery are normally restricted to residents of the village, or those who have lived in the village for at least half of their lives. However, the Council is prepared to give consideration to relaxing this rule in special circumstances and you are advised to write to the Clerk outlining the reason(s) for requesting burial in Kimbolton. Where burial of non-residents is agreed, quadruple fees are charged and non-residents are not permitted to purchase exclusive right of burial.

Cemetery Safety

Cemeteries can be dangerous places, particularly where old headstones become unstable. In Kimbolton we are arranging for a Health and Safety inspection of all headstones and any which do not meet the requirements will be laid flat.

 

Nevertheless, please take care when in the cemetery and certainly do not allow your children to be there unsupervised.

Hand-Drawn Hearse

To the right a picture of Kimbolton’s hand-drawn hearse, introduced in the mid-1800s to enable coffins to be transported from the church to the cemetery along the narrow footpath, Carnaby. The hearse is still available to hire.

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