Stanwick Parish Council


Clerk:  Ms Jenny Hodgson

29 Hill House Gardens




Tel:01933 625616

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Serving the community of Stanwick since 2000

Local democracy in action

General Information


On 1st December 1927 Walter Denton conveyed to Thrapston Rural District Council a piece of land that is now the cemetery.  In 1935 the Lovell family donated the Lych Gate.  The earliest recorded burial in the Council’s Register of Graves is for 1932.


The cemetery is located on Chelveston Road and is outside of the recognised village confines. The cemetery is surrounded by farmland.


Purchase of Burial Plots


If you would like to pre-purchase the exclusive right of burial for a grave plot or a cremated remains plot, please contact the Clerk to the Council.  Unfortunately, you cannot specify where you would like to buy a plot, due to the size and scale of the cemetery.


Cemetery Memorials


Memorials may only be placed on graves where the Grant of Right of Burial has been purchased and the owner of this Right gives their consent. This is accordance with government legislation.  There are height and dimension restrictions for the size of memorials.


Applications for consent to erect a memorial should be sent to the Clerk to the Council.  Application forms can be obtained from the Clerk or downloaded below.  Applications to erect kerbstones will be considered on an individual case by case basis at a full council meeting.


Permission to erect memorials will only be given to memorial masons who agree to work in accordance with BS8415 and the NAMM Code of Working Practice. Masons will be asked to provide evidence of their Public Liability Insurance before work will be permitted.


Memorial safety testing


The Parish Council carry out a visual and manual (hand) inspection of the memorials in Stanwick Cemetery and St Laurence Churchyard each year to ensure their safety, usually in May or June. Notices are displayed before hand.


Cemetery records


If you would like to trace a grave or obtain other burial information, please contact the council Clerk.  


St Laurence Church Yard


For information about St Laurence Church, please contact the vicarage at Raunds, the Parish Council does not have any records for St Laurence Church. This link will take you to their website


Cemetery forms & Information These can be viewed or downloaded here


Notice of Interment pdf 14KB


Application to Purchase an Exclusive Right of Burial pdf 10KB


Cemetery Rules pdf 32KB    (updated March 2017)


Application for a memorial pdf 43KB


Terms of Consent of Memorials pdf 13 KB


Cemetery fees pdf 13KB (note unchanged for 2017-18)


Cemetery fees with effect from 1st April 2018 pdf 23 KB

Stanwick Cemetery