Please see our Memorials brochure (PDF) for all memorials available for purchase with maps to show the locations within Haycombe cemetary. Prices and application forms for memorial purchase are on the Haycombe Cemetary page. We operate an appointment system at Haycombe, please call 01225 396020.
All prices are reviewed annually with any adjustments taking effect from the 1st of January each year. Garden or Green memorials are areas where the cremated remains may be buried beneath the memorial. Other memorials are available for those whose remains are interred in shrubberies (the Haycombe equivalent of 'scattering'). There is provision by most memorials for floral tributes, which are the only type of tribute allowed under the cemetery regulations.
Memorials for those whose remains have been interred in a shrubbery
Adopt a tree - Tree memorials are only available in very limited quantities and locations. New trees are planted in the autumn of each year as a programme of renewal to keep the cemetery a green and pleasant place for generations to come. Some of the oldest trees planted in 1937 when the cemetery was opened are reaching the end of their lives or growing beyond sustainable boundaries, causing damage to memorials, etc. Every tree that is removed is replaced with something more suitable for the cemetery environment, with a view to planting more indigenous varieties, and it is possible to 'adopt' them for a ten year period. A plaque is provided as part of this memorial and it will be possible to purchase a further ten year period at the end of the initial one. It is not possible to plant trees anywhere but where required by cemetery plans, nor is there usually a choice of tree. A waiting list is maintained in the office between autumn times. An older tree may also be 'adopted' if desired. Enquire at the office for confirmation that the tree of choice is available.
Please be aware that windchimes, etc., are not allowed under the cemetery regulations and can upset other members of the public visiting adjoining areas.
Benches - Benches are good quality to provide places to rest and admire the extensive views around the cemetery without sufffering damage in all winds and weathers. They can usually be placed where desired, but the permission of the Cemeteries Supervisor must be obtained before placement. The plaques are bronze which 'weathers' to a deep brown colour. The maintenance and upkeep of the benches remain the responsibility of the owners.
Memorial or Remembrance Wall - An area of the wall surrounding the crematorium courtyard has been set aside to place memorial plaques in a choice of three colourways. There are troughs to accommodate floral tributes beneath the memorials.
Shrubbery stones - These are desk-top shaped granite memorials adjacent to shrubberies 25, 26,27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.
Shrubbery board plaques (Shrubberies 29 - 31) - Are for our most recent shrubberies (i.e. our equivalent of 'scattering' areas) to replace shrubbery plaques. A board is provided adjacent to each shrubbery. Small plaques are placed on each board. There are different coloured plaques for each shrubbery. Board plaques are very modestly priced memorials and do not inhibit maintenance of each shrubbery in the way that the plaques in the older shrubberies do. Floral tributes may be placed at the base of each board.
Shrubbery plaques (Shrubberies 1 - 28 only) - Are only available in the older shrubberies. They are relatively expensive which reflects the added costs for the maintenance of those shrubberies where there are large numbers of plaques.No other memorial is allowed in shrubberies and any other memorabilia and/or planting will be removed by cemetery staff as they often cause distress to other visitors to the shrubberies. (Please remember that these are communal areas and even when you have witnessed an interment that particular area is not restricted to those remains alone.)
Books of Remembrance
The Books of Remembrance provide a permanent record. Entries can be two, five or eight lines. Motifs are available with five or eight line entries. There is no date included in the heading on each page, only the day's date e.g. 21st August. This enables entries to be made at any time, sometimes years after the death. Most entries are on the date of death, although they do not have to be. They can be placed on a birthday or some other special anniversary. All the books are on display turned to the current day's date, however office staff will be happy to turn to another page if you are unable to visit on the appropriate day or if you particularly wish to see the entry for some other reason.
An artist visits the office regularly at five weekly intervals to update the Books of Remembrance.
Please note that entries in the Book of Remembrance are not made automatically. They are a memorial and will only be made on receipt of the appropriate application and fee.
The Books of Remembrance are available to view from 8.00am until 8.00pm from 1st April until 30th September and from 8.00am until 4.30pm from 1st October until 31st March.