Skip navigation.
Print this page | Text size: Larger / Smaller

Burial Ground

  View of the West Green
  View across the West Green and Woodland
  burial ground in 2016
  View from the Glade
  burial ground in march 2017

Burgess Hill Town Council is the burial authority for the parish of Burgess Hill, and it maintains the Burgess Hill Burial Ground which is situated on Jane Murray Way . The Burgess Hill Burial Ground was formally opened on 26 June 2004 and is expected to provide burial space for the town for the next 100 years.

The site has been sympathetically designed to blend in with its rural setting and the Green Woodland area provides an opportunity to enhance the environment whilst at the same time creating a living monument to loved ones.

There is good access to the site and water taps are conveniently situated. There are planning restrictions on the size of headstones (750mm high x 600mm wide) but there is a level of design flexibility within these parameters.  The site is non-consecrated and open to all denominations.  In addition, there is an area set aside for the burial of children, as well as a special site ‘The Glade’ for the scattering of ashes.

The Green area, with facilities for both burials and cremations, recreates traditional woodland, in keeping with the surrounding area, and a lasting habitat for the encouragement and protection of wildlife. The Green Burials area is located on the Northern side of the Burial Ground and has been there since its inception in 2004.

Click on the following link to download Burial Ground Information Booklet and APPLICATION FORMS for 2019/2020  which includes all the relevant paper work to be completed and returned to Burgess Hill Town Council, 96 Church Walk, Burgess Hill, RH15 9AS.

For further information, please contact the Town Council's offices on 01444 247726 or email .  If you would like to talk in person to someone from the Town Council, it would be advisable to ring/email first to ensure an officer is available to deal with your enquiry.

Burgess Hill Burial Ground is situated on Jane Murray Way (A273) opposite York Road, Burgess Hill.

If you need advice on coping with death, please click on the following link.

 Map to Burgess Hill Burial Ground