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Cemetery FAQs

  • Q:

    Exclusive Rights of burial - What does this mean?

    A:

    Purchasing an Exclusive Right of Burial grants a right, during the period stated in the Grant, to say who can be buried in the grave. It does not transfer any ownership of the land which remains with Midhurst Town Council.

  • Q:

    Why is a permit needed to put a memorial on the grave?

    A:

    Prior to a memorial being erected on a grave space, a memorial application form has to be completed by the grave owners. Memorials need to conform to cemetery regulations with regard to size and fixings, The cemetery staff need to check that the memorial conforms to regulations, is approved by the owner of the Exclusive Right and will be erected in a safe manner. The owner of the Exclusive Right is responsible for the maintenance of the memorial.

  • Q:

    Why can't I have what I want on the grave?

    A:

    When a new grave is purchased it is not the ownership of the land itself that is purchased, but the rights to have burials take place in that grave. These rights are sold or to be more correct, 'granted' together with the rights to erect a memorial on the grave in accordance with the rules and regulations of the cemetery. It is important that you select the cemetery that will provide you with the type of memorial that you require as regulations differ from area to area. Carron Lane regulations may be seen on this website, at the cemetery or by contacting the Town Council office 01730 816953 to make enquiries about the choices and options available.