Cemeteries

Avenue Cemetery

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The Avenue Cemetery was opened on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 by the Mayor of Salisbury Cllr John Walsh and the Leader of the Council Cllr Jeremy Nettle.

This lawn cemetery is set in a 6 acre green field site off the Avenue Wilton, the design is organic and simple in nature incorporating many sweeping paths supplemented with extensive planting to create intimate spaces.

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There is a central focal point in the form of a memorial garden which has a simple open sided wooden gazebo in the centre.

The cemetery has adult lawn plots, meadow burial areas, cremated remains section, children’s burial area along with a Muslim section.

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The cemetery has water taps throughout and car parking for 25 cars including disabled bays.

When visiting the cemetery please use the bins provided and observe the Cemetery Regulations at all times.

Please see download links for The Cemetery.

Map of The Avenue Cemetery
The Avenue Cemetery Regulations

Devizes Road Cemetery 
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The Devizes Road Cemetery was opened in 1856 and to date there have been 13,892 interments including cremated remains. This Cemetery is now closed for new full earth burials.

There are casualties of the First and Second World Wars Buried in the Cemetery and a "Memorial Stone" was erected after the Second World War in honour of all service war dead buried there. This simple memorial is situated just inside the main entrance of the Devizes Road Cemetery, opposite the Cemetery Chapel.

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The traditional small Cemetery Chapel is still used today for burial services of re-opened graves in the cemetery. It also has a small organ and is equipped with hymn books and a simple Funeral Service Book. The Chapel can seat approximately 20 people.

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The last new grave was dug in 2001, although there have been re-openings of existing graves where one partner has been buried. The last full burial took place in the Devizes Road Cemetery in September 2001; it is now full except for cremated remains plots.
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Click here to view a copy of a Devizes Road Cemetery Map

There is a detailed map just inside the main gates at the entrance and exit of the Cemetery.

The Cemetery is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year.

The Cemetery Lodge is a private residence and has no connection with the Devizes Road Cemetery.

Address

Devizes Road Cemetery
Devizes Road
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP2 7ND

London Road Cemetery
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The London Road Cemetery opened 1857 and to date there have been 24,631 interments, including cremated remains. This cemetery is now closed for new full earth burials.

In the 1980’s the Cemetery Chapel was demolished to make way for extra grave spaces. The Crematorium Chapel can be used for the funeral services of burials in the London Road Cemetery and elsewhere.  This can seat approximately 130 people and is equipped with hymn books and the Funeral Service book. There is also an organist to play if you require and a Wesley Digital Music System which is operated by the Crematorium Musical Coordinator.

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Buried in the Cemetery are casualties of the First and Second World Wars. A "Cross of Sacrifice" memorial designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield was erected after the Second World War in honour of all service war dead buried there. This fine memorial, 7 metres in height, is situated in the main avenue of London Road Cemetery.

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 Click here to view a copy of a London Road Cemetery Map

There is a detailed map at the entrance to the Cemetery on the left.

The Cemetery is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year.

Address

London Road Cemetery
London Road
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 3JB

Contact Us

All burial records are based at the Crematorium office. If you wish to contact the office please telephone: (01722) 333632. The opening times are Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm. The office is closed at weekends and all public Bank Holidays.

Email: info@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk

Cemetery grounds are maintained directly by the Salisbury City Council Parks Department. All enquiries regarding the upkeep of the cemetery please contact the Parks Department on: (01722) 342860.


Useful Downloads

Cemetery & Memorial Fees and Charges 2019/20

Erection of a Memorial

Grave Searches

Guidelines and Procedures for Gravediggers and Funeral Directors

Grave Digging Annex A 

Grave Digging/Backfilling Annex B

Interment Notice and Guidance Notes. This also includes the Transfer of Ownership Statutory Form

Local Registrar Contacts

Step by step instructions for arranging a Personalised Burial without a funeral director