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Choosing a Grave

Nottingham City Council will try to accommodate all religious, cultural and personal requirements relating to burial. There are two styles of memorialisation that will dictate the choice of grave.

Types of Graves

Lawn Graves

The plot is covered in grass with a the option of a headstone. These burials will take place within the lawned area of the cemetery both at Northern and Southern Cemetery. High  Wood Cemetery does not have a specific lawned grave area but a lawned grave can be purchased. On a lawn grave a headstone is permitted but nothing can be placed on the lawned area of a grave.

Traditional Graves

These burials will take place within a certain area of Northern and Southern Cemeteries. High Wood Cemetery does not have a specific area for traditional graves but a traditional grave can be purchased. On a traditional grave a memorial in the form of a kerbset and headstone is permitted.

Types of Burial

These are the standard types of burials available.

Green Burial

These burials take place in the meadowland at High Wood Cemetery. This meadowland is cut twice a year. A biodegradable coffin must be used and no embalming of the body can take place. Memorials and headstones are not be permitted on the grave.

Woodland Burial

These burials take place in the areas where coppices or woodland areas are being created. As with Green burials a biodegradable coffin must be used and no embalming of the body can take place. A tree will be planted next to the grave, but memorials and headstones are not permitted on the grave

Lawn Graves

These burials take place within the lawned area of the cemetery both at Northern and Southern Cemeteries. High Wood Cemetery does not have a specific lawned grave area but a lawned grave can be purchased. A headstone is permitted, but nothing can be placed on the lawned area of the grave.

Traditional Graves

These burials take place within a certain area of Northern and Southern Cemeteries. High Wood Cemetery does not have a specific area for traditional graves, but a traditional grave can be purchased. On a traditional grave a memorial in the form of a kerbset and headstone is permitted.

Interment of Cremated remains

Cremated remains can be interned on a grave or in an underground niche. If a grave is to be used it can be a cremated remains grave, or the interment can take place in a grave already purchased and used for burials. A grave can hold approximately eight sets of  cremated remains. An underground niche can be purchased and two sets of remains can be accommodated. With the underground niche a black granite plaque with the first inscription and vase is included in the initial price.  

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