Lanner Lawn Cemetery is owned and managed by Lanner Parish Council. This guide aims to provide you with information about the cemetery and various aspects relating to burials. It also explains the responsibilities of owners of the rights over grave spaces at the cemetery.
The Lawn Cemetery was opened in 2001 and provides for burials and the interment of ashes. In 2020 an extension was completed which also offers space for “natural” or humanist burials.
The cemetery is tucked beyond the now ‘closed’ Churchyard, opposite Christchurch in Rough Street. Pedestrian access is via the lychgate, where a few steps and a grass pathway lead you up to the Lawn Cemetery entrance. A recently completed vehicular access is available by request which facilitates the entrance of a hearse and following cars and a turning head assists smooth vehicular movements. The new area affords additional space for burial and offers a dedicated space for Natural Burial too.
To provide a place for quiet contemplation a ‘Garden of Reflection’ was created. Complete with soft planting, seating, and central focus of a specially commissioned armillary sundial, the inscription invites you to ‘take time to rest and reflect on your joys’. Visitors value this spot which also affords good views across the valley to Carn Marth.
The designated ‘lawn’ cemetery aims to achieve a satisfactory standard without excessive cost. The only ornamentation permitted on a grave is a headstone. This allows mowing of the grass to be carried out uniformly, respectfully, and efficiently. It is appreciated that many people visiting a grave may wish to express their respect with other mementoes but, to maintain a high standard of appearance and an overall harmony and tranquillity, this is not possible.
Those wishing to reserve a burial plot within the cemetery can do so and purchase can be made for the period of 50 or 100 years. Please see table of fees for applicable charges.
If you would like to know more or have any questions, please contact the Clerk.