Cemetery

This cemetery is owned, maintained and managed by Buckingham Town Council. On this page are a number of documents that are required when a burial plot is to be used at the cemetery. Further information and confidential help can be obtained from the burial officer at Buckingham Town Council.

The town’s cemetery is at Brackley Road, Buckingham. The cemetery is open to visitors seven days a week.

Directions

The nearest postcode to Buckingham Brackley Road Cemetery is MK18 1JA.

From Buckingham town centre: travel along West Street until it becomes Brackley Road. The Cemetery is on the left hand side of the road. Pedestrians can enter through the large iron gates.

Cemetery enquiries

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If you are worried about paying for the costs of a funeral, there are organisation who may be able to help you.

Adult or Child Funerals

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you can apply directly to the DWP's Funeral Expenses Payment This can help towards the cost of cremation fees, burial plots, death certificates and travel.

Child's Funeral

If you are organising a child's funeral, there is additional help available. The Children's Funeral Fund covers Cremation Fees, the cost of a casket and burial fees. The application for this fund can be dealt with directly by your chosen funeral director. If you are organising the funeral yourself, the Town Council can apply for these costs. Please contact us if you have any questions.

The Child Funeral Charity can help with additional expenses not covered by the Children's Funeral Fund, for example flowers, orders of ceremony and plaques.

inside the cemetery chapel

The Town Council have carried out extensive research and scientific processes, as a result of which it has been determined that there is very little burial space remaining in the cemetery. This is due to the depth of soil in the remaining sections of the cemetery extension. As a result burial space is limited and currently there is no capacity to allow pre-purchasing of full burial spaces. The new Garden of Rest which caters for ashes spaces and ensures that these can be provided for many years.Currently the Town Council hopes to secure a new cemetery site within the next two years. Initial work in the form of environmental assessments has taken place which will allow an area next to the A421 to be used as a new cemetery.

Cemetery Chapel

The building on the right hand side as you enter the Cemetery is a small Chapel that can be used for services prior to burial if so wished, for a small fee. The chapel seats around 32 in pews and has heating.

 

Memorial Testing at Brackley Road Cemetery

Buckingham has a distinguished historic cemetery that is over 150 years old which Buckingham Town Council is responsible for maintaining. As part of its commitment to providing an attractive and safe cemetery for its visitors, the Town Council has started to assess the safety of memorials in the cemetery.

The Town Council is going to undertake a programme of memorial safety testing in the cemetery which will be done in an appropriate and sensitive manner. This will be an on-going process, conducted on a yearly basis, with all of the memorials being tested over a five year period. The holder of the grave deed is ultimately responsible for the maintenance of the memorial; a list of any unsafe memorials will be made available on the Town Council website and at the cemetery. The council would like to stress that if any unsafe memorials are found they will not be laid flat unless there is no alternative to making them temporarily safe until they can be repaired.

Deed holders of burial plots in the cemetery are asked to update the Town Council with their current address, especially if it has changed since being issued with the original burial deed.

The Town Council will answer any questions anyone has about the memorial testing at the cemetery.

Please contact: Lee Phillips on 01280 816 801 or email him at: estates@buckingham-tc.gov.uk