Types of burial
Nottingham City Council will try to accommodate all religious, cultural and personal requirements relating to burial, these are the standard types of burial available.
1. 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.
2. 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
3. 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.
4) 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.
5) Interment of cremated remains
Cremated remains can be interned n 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.