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.
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.
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.
Interment of cremated remains
Can take place either in a grave or 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 approx 8 sets of cremated remains. An underground niche can be purchased and 2 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.
These burials will take place in meadowland at High Wood Cemetery. This meadowland is cut twice a year. A bio degradable coffin must be used and no embalming of the body can take place. Memorials and headstones will not be permitted on the grave.
These burials will take place in the areas where we want to create coppices or woodland areas. As with Green burials a bio degradable coffin must be used and no embalming of the body can take place. Memorials and headstones will not be permitted on the grave. A tree will be planted next to the grave.