Welcome to Wimborne Cemetery

Stone Lane – this is a service entrance for the grave digger and stonemasons who work within the cemetery. It is usually open Monday to Friday from 9am and will be locked PROMPTLY at 5pm. If you find them open – please feel free to use them – otherwise the main entrance for vehicles and pedestrians is through the archway on Cemetery Road off St Margarets Hill.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Cemetery Manager.

You can contact the Cemetery Manager on 07434 256392 or at cemeterymanager@wimbornecemetery.co.uk.


Wimborne Cemetery

Wimborne Cemetery lies in the civic parish of Pamphill and comprises 12.56 acres of land situated between Stone Lane and St Margaret’s Hill. The cemetery is owned and managed by Wimborne Minster Town Council. For full details on how to use and attend our cemeteries, please read our cemetery regulations.


In addition to a traditional full coffin 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. An Earthen Grave (7′ x 3′) can hold two full coffin burials and up to 8 sets of ashes caskets 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 Cemetery Manager ~ 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 backfilled and topped with a mound of earth. Over the coming months, regular checks will be carried out for sinking and the plot topped up earth as required. The graves are tended to as part of the cemetery’s general maintenance by our Cemetery Groundsman whose general hours of work are Monday to Friday between 9am ~ 5pm.

Please note dogs and horses are not permitted in the cemetery.

If you have any queries relating to the cemetery, please contact the Cemetery Manager as detailed on the Contact Page .


Credit to Joshua David
– Juvenile Fox Photograph

Find Wimborne Cemetery

Wimborne Cemetery
Cemetery Road
BH21 1EX