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New Forest

Ringwood Town Cemetery
Hightown Road
Ringwood
BH24 1NH.
Telephone 01425 473883.

Facilities. Ample parking and toilets.

Ringwood Cemetery is pleasantly situated in a mature part of the town occupying a 7
acre site. The original cemetery was first opened in 1864 and provides a haven of peace
and tranquility for those wishing to visit the grave of a loved one.

A new extension was consecrated in 1979 and this is shortly due to be extended again
(work in progress)

Ringwood is a well-maintained cemetery and is staffed by a very helpful team who are
often on site to assist with any queries.

Please click here to see a list of fees appertaining to the cemetery.

Other areas in the New Forest

There are seven active cemeteries in the New Forest area that are owned and operated
by the New Forest District Council. These cemeteries have the same fee structure and
are reserved for Council Tax payers of the New Forest. Non-residents can use the
cemeteries but are charged double fees.

Please click here to download the fees table.

The contact details for each of these cemeteries are as follows:

New Forest District Council
Town Hall
Avenue Road
Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 9ZG     Tel: 02380 285952
New Milton Cemetery
Gore Road
New Milton
BH25 6RR

New Milton Cemetery was opened in 1957. The cemetery is close to being at capacity
and other than the interment of cremated remains is only available for burials in
purchased or re opened graves. The cemetery itself is adjacent to Arnewood School.

Milford Road Cemetery

Milford Road Cemetery is the newest cemetery administered by the New Forest District
Council and was opened in January 2002. There is a consecrated area, a Roman
Catholic area as well as a woodland burial area. There is also a separate area for the
burial of infants and children under the age of 12 years of age. Milford Road Cemetery is
within walking distance of New Milton shopping centre.

There is no chapel facility at this cemetery. There is also a woodland burial section,
where trees are planted to mark the graves rather than memorial stones.

Lymington Cemetery
Highfield Road
Lymington
SO41 9JH

Lymington Cemetery is the longest established cemetery administered by the New Forest
District Council. There is a consecrated section, a Roman Catholic section and a section
for the interment of cremated remains. There is a small chapel within the grounds and
this is available for use at the council’s discretion.

Sway Cemetery
Brighton Road
Sway
SO41 6EB

Sway cemetery opened for burials is 1956 and is situated in a beautiful rural setting at the
edge of the New Forest. There are still spaces available in both the consecrated area and
Roman Catholic section of the cemetery for burials and the interment of cremated
remains.
Beaulieu Cemetery
Grinding Stone
Beaulieu
SO42 7XP

Beaulieu Cemetery has a consecrated area, Roman Catholic Area and a Woodland area.
There is also a very pretty cemetery chapel situated on the crest of a hill for use at the
council’s discretion.

Eling Cemetery
Eling Hill
SO40 9HF

Eling cemetery has a consecrated area, Roman Catholic Area and a Woodland Area.

Blackfield Cemetery
Exbury Road
SO45 1XE

Blackfield cemetery is a fully operational cemetery but does not have a woodland burial
section or a chapel situated in the grounds.

With the exception of some older sections the cemeteries are predominantly ‘Lawn
Cemeteries’.

The cemeteries are open daily to the public. Vehicle access is permitted in Eling,
Lymington and Sway cemeteries providing that vehicles travel on the main drives and not
across the areas of grass.
Ringwood Cemetery entrance sign   Ringwood Cemetery




Ringwood Cemetery                 Ringwood Cemetery




New Milton Cemetery               New Milton Cemetery
New Milton Cemetery                       New Milton Cemetery




Milford Road Cemetery                     Milford Road Cemetery




Milford Road Cemetery, woodland section   Milford Road Cemetery
Lymington Cemetery   Lymington Cemetery




Lymington Cemetery   Lymington Cemetery




Sway Cemetery        Sway Cemetery
Sway Cemetery    Sway Cemetery




Eling Cemetery   Eling Cemetery




Eling Cemetery   Eling Cemetery

				
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