Eastleigh Cemetery is the largest in the Borough
Eastleigh Cemetery was opened in 1898 with the first burial taking place in the August of 1901.
The total area of the cemetery is 3.6 hectares containing War graves, sections for Church of England, non-conformist and Roman Catholic interments and separate burial sections for both Muslim and Nepalese Gurkha`s. The site also has allocated areas for interments of cremated remains.
- Brookwood Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9EN
Our guide to arranging a funeral includes information on the following:
- Registration Service for Births, Marriages and Deaths
- Rights & Options
- A simple funeral
- Choosing a Funeral Director
- List of Local Funeral Directors
- Bereavement Advice Lines
- Complaints Procedure
- Please be advised that vehicles entering the cemeteries are not covered under the Council's Insurance
- Please place litter and unwanted tributes in the bins provided
- Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and ensure fouling is removed
- Some of the memorials are old and in need of repair. Please ensure children respect them by not walking or climbing on memorials
- Respect other visitors to the cemetery and keep noise to a minimum
- There are public toilets, water points and litter bins for your use.
An area of approximately 1356m3 will be retained as a reptile habitat. The vegetation will be graded from short mown grass for the use as cemetery, to long grass, wildflowers and brambles. Grass will be cut to a height of 35cm, while brambles will be cut back to prevent their encroachment into the cemetery.
Longer term habitat enhancement
It is intended to create a habitat suitable for reptiles along the perimeter between the existing cemetery and allotment site. This would serve to link the existing population of reptiles on the site of the cemetery extension to the railway embankment to the north, creating a wildlife corridor to other suitable areas of habitat.
This plan has been produced to inform site contractors, our Countryside Unit and colleagues in other departments, English Nature, Hampshire County Council, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and local residents of the timing, duration and description of the planned works required in order to complete the cemetery extension. This will ensure that works are completed to the satisfaction of all those with an interest in the site, in such a way as to prevent harm to the reptiles.
Garden of Remembrance
The Garden of Remembrance contains individual niches, each of which has a front section which is a memorial plaque and a place for flowers. Behind the plaque is where the cremated remains are placed, and there is enough room for two standard size urns or caskets. The granite plaque will be engraved with your own personalised inscription/motif if required. Each niche is properly secured and may be leased for a 30 year periods.
Fresh or silk flowers may be placed in the holders provided. Any other items or tributes are not permitted within the area.
Selection and purchase of a niche
The selection of a niche is a very personal and intimate process and can only be done effectively by personally visiting the cemetery. Although we can make the selection on behalf of families this is not recommended as we find that this is best done by the family to avoid disappointment. Some people will prefer a lower niche while others will prefer a high one at the end of a unit.
Renewal of lease
As with all dedications within the cemetery, the lease is renewable, and it is important therefore to ensure that you notify us if you change address as we will be writing to you offering this option at the end of your lease period.