Lanner Lawn Cemetery is owned and managed by Council.
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 an incline to the entrance.
Council resolved to offer provision for burial and internment of ashes and after acquisition of the land and suitable preparations, official opening was in 2001.
To offer 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 area is designated as a ‘lawn’ cemetery which aims to achieve a satisfactory standard without excessive cost; the only ornamentation permitted on a grave is in the form of a headstone. This allows mowing of the grass to be carried out without the need to move extra vases or similar artefacts. We appreciate that many people visiting the grave will wish to express their respect but, unfortunately, the contractor does not have the time to remove and subsequently replace items of this kind. This allows the provision of a cemetery which has a uniform and high standard appearance.
Those wishing to reserve a burial plot within the cemetery are able to do so and purchase can be made for the period of 50 or 100 years. Please see table of fees for applicable charges.
The facility for internment should prove more than adequate for many years to come and an area to extend facilities is almost complete. The creation of a vehicular access, off Rough Street, will facilitate the entrance of a hearse and following cars and a turning head will assist with smooth vehicular movements. The new area affords additional space for burial and aims to offer a dedicated space for Natural Burial too.
If you would like to know more or have any questions please contact the Clerk.