Cemeteries

FIRS ROAD - GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE - FELDY VIEW WOODLAND CEMETERY - FIRS ROAD, WEST MERSEA, CO5 8JR

SCHEDULE OF FIRS ROAD CEMETERY AND FELDY VIEW WOODLAND CEMETERY CHARGES FROM 1 JUNE 2018

FIRS ROAD CEMETERY (BURIAL)   £ 
Burial with 50 year exclusive right Resident 700.00
Reopen Resident 430.00
Burial with 50 year exclusive right Resident child 1.00
Burial with 50 year exclusive right Non resident 1100.00
Reopen Non resident 730.00
     
FIRS ROAD CEMETERY (ASHES)   £
Interment of cremated remains (reopen) Resident 100.00
  Non resident 150.00
     
GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE (ASHES)   £
Interment with 50 year exclusive right Resident 205.00
Reopen Resident 100.00
Interment with 50 year exclusive right Non resident 300.00
Reopen Non resident 150.00
Ashes interred under a 2' x 2' concrete slab    
     
MONUMENTS (FIRS ROAD CEMETERY)   £
Headstone; not exceeding 3' in height   80.00
Additional inscription   31.00
     
MONUMENTS (GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE, ASHES)   £
Monument; 16" x 12" mounted on a block 12" x 8" both 2" thick    40.00
Additional inscription   31.00
     
FELDY VIEW WOODLAND CEMETERY   £
Feldy View Woodland Cemetery Rules & Regulations     
Interment plot to include provision of a wooden cross or plaque with name and life span Resident 700.00
  Resident child 1.00
  Non resident 1100.00
Interment of ashes to include one plot, grave preparation and completion, provision of a wooden cross or plaque with name and life span Resident 700.00
Reopen Resident 430.00
  Non resident 1100.00
Reopen Non resident 730.00

 

Barfield Road Cemetery 
Sometimes known as God's Acre, the land was bought by West Mersea Parish Council in 1895 from Willoughby John Bean for £140. The first person to be buried here in January 1900 was Elijah Reid.
There are some interesting "maritime" headstones.
The graveyard has been closed for new burials since the 1940's but family graves can be opened to accommodate other family members. The Town Council own and maintain the cemetery.

Restoration Project
At the time of writing - a group of volunteers are carrying out a Restoration Project at Barfield Road Cemetery to restore it to its original state and are doing a great job. 

The Parish Churchyard
The Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul churchyard has been closed since 1889 (except for the re-opening of family graves). It is mostly maintained by the Parochial Church Council with the Town Council maintaining the trees, shrubs, grass cutting and other essential ground maintenance.
The church is 7th century - much of the fabric consisting of recycled Roman tiles and brick.
A substantial Roman Villa once stood hereabouts and the churchyard covers part of the Roman mosaic floor of this Villa. Many coffins have been laid on the surface of this floor before being buried.