Wimborne Cemetery lies in the civic parish of Pamphill and comprises 20 acres of land situated between Stone Lane and St Margaret’s Hill. It is jointly owned and managed by Wimborne Cemetery Joint Management Committee made up of members from Colehill Parish Council, Pamphill & Shapwick Parish Council and Wimborne Minster Town Council.
In addition to a traditional full burial, arrangements can be made for the interment or scattering of cremated remains, and Stone Lane Garden of Remembrance provides a tranquil setting with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and town of Wimborne Minster . A full burial plot can hold 2 full interments and up to 8 sets of ashes which are interred on top following the second full burial. Cremation plots can hold up to 4 sets of ashes.
It is possible to pre-purchase both full burial and cremation plots and a request can be made directly to the Clerk & Registrar ~ please see the Contact Page for further details or complete a form from the Downloadable Forms section found in the sidebar to the right. The Exclusive Rights of Burial are sold for 100 years with the ability to transfer ownership within that time, should this be required.
A chapel built and first used in 1856 lies within the grounds and is available to hire for funeral services today. It comfortably seats around 50 mourners and has an electric organ or the CD player for your use and to enhance the service with that personal touch.
Following an interment, the grave will be filled and the turf replaced. Over the coming months regular checks will be carried out for sinking and the plot topped up with topsoil and reseeded as required. The graves are tended to as part of the cemetery’s general maintenance by our Ground Staff whose general hours of work are Monday to Friday between 9am ~ 5pm.
Please note dogs and horses are not permitted in the cemetery.