Service update 2 July 2020

The cemetery will be open to visitors between 9am and 5pm every day of the week as of Saturday 4 July. Visitors must adhere to social distancing measures throughout and refrain from visiting graves whilst funerals are taking place in the same section.

The health and safety of our staff and visitors to the cemetery remains of paramount importance and we are continually reviewing this and assessing latest guidance from central government. 

For funeral services at the graveside, families are limited to 20 mourners and asked to maintain social distancing throughout the service, in line with government guidelines. Read more about  guidelines for attending a funeral

Our officers are working hard to ensure burials are conducted with dignity and respect throughout this difficult period. We are constantly reviewing the situation and if needed will make further changes to these restrictions.

We apologise for any inconvenience or upset this may cause.

For further information, please email cemetery@hertsmere.gov.uk

For more information about council services, please see our coronavirus service update page.

Follow advice available by visiting NHS.UK coronavirus or GOV.UK coronavirus.

Further information

Allum Lane Cemetery is located at Allum Lane, Elstree, Herts, WD6 3NN

Funerals can be held between 10.30am to 2.30pm any weekday (except on bank holidays)

Consecrated plots (blessed by a Church of England Bishop) and unconsecrated plots are available for burials

Ashes graves are all in consecrated grounds

A car park is located by the entrance and visitor parking is available throughout the grounds

Restricted vehicle access may be in force whilst funerals are in process.

Site history

Allum Lane Cemetery in Elstree was originally opened in the early sixties with the first burial in July 1962. It stands on the grounds of the old Radnor Hall Estate, which was demolished in the late 1950s.

Burials and graves

Graves can be bought for one, two or three interments.

Graves in full plots can be reopened with the permission of the grave owner providing that the grave is not already full.

Muslim graves are located in Sections M and N of the cemetery.

Cremations do not take place at the cemetery but cremated remains can be buried there. Each ashes grave can contain up to four caskets. New graves for cremated remains are situated together in the area of the cemetery marked TCR although old graves can be reopened to include ashes providing they are not full.

There are a small number of common graves within the cemetery. A maximum of three burials will be made in a common grave and ownership of these stays with the council.

Regulations

Allum Lane is a lawn cemetery designed to look neat and be easy to maintain. This means only certain types of memorials are allowed and no upright headstones, fencing around graves or grave edging is permitted.  For more information and sizes on memorials please contact the Cemetery Officer on cemetery@hertsmere.gov.uk

Gravel or stone chippings are NOT to be laid by individuals. A uniform strip of chippings will be put down by the council when various rows are completed.

No dogs (apart from guide dogs) are permitted within the grounds of the cemetery.

Memorial Garden

We have a Memorial Garden and run a commemorative scheme to give people the opportunity to remember a loved one in a variety of ways. We allow commemorative roses and trees, wall plaques and benches.