Burial Ground

Nettleden with Potten End Parish Council Burial Ground is located at the junction of Hempstead Lane and Pouchen End Lane.
It is open to the general public at all times, via the pedestrian entrance, except that the parish council reserves the right to lock the gates if it is considered appropriate to do so at any given time.
It hoped that parishioners will find it to be a place to visit and remember and that all will find the sitting area a peaceful spot in which to pause a while.

In 2022 many of the families of those buried in the burial ground together with Holy Trinity Church, Hertfordshire County Council and the Parish Council collaborated in planting an avenue of ten flowering cherry trees to mark the occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Burial Ground was donated to the Parish Council in 2008 on the understanding that

  • The Council reserves the exclusive right to permit burials or interments within the Burial Ground. 
  • Permission will be granted to those persons who were ordinarily resident within the Parish at the date of death.
  • Permission will also be granted to those persons who have at any time resided within the Parish for a period of one year or more.
  • Permission will also be granted to those persons reasonably determined by the Council to have a significant connection with the Parish.

The burial ground is subject to formal rules and regulations.

Some questions you may wish to ask:

Does there have to be a service?
Whether or not a service takes place will be up to the families to decide.

Is it possible for a husband and wife to be buried or interred together?
Yes, it’s possible to accommodate two people in the same plot, but the Parish Council doesn’t allow the reservation of plots.

How do I go about making arrangements?
Because a number of people will be involved (such as the grave digger, the stone mason, the person who will lift and replace the plaques etc), typically a Funeral Director will be involved, but the Parish Clerk can make the necessary arrangements in so far as they relate to the burial ground if you prefer.

Can you give some idea of the costs involved?
The Parish Council charges fees for the right to a plot, for the right to be buried or interred, and in the case of a burial for the right to erect a headstone. There will be additional fees for the grave digger, stone mason’s fees and for interments of ashes for the lifting and replacing of the stone plaques.

Are there restrictions as to what I can have written on the plaques or gravestones?
The Parish Council will need to give prior approval to any wording.

For further information please contact:
Andrew Farrow, Parish Clerk
by phone 01442 781124 or by email