Cemeteries & Museum

Wivenhoe Town Council's Old Cemetery and a New Cemetery are located at Belle Vue Road, CO7 9EH.

The Old Cemetery is an important green space area of safe haven for wildlife and occasionally interments are held there in old family graves.

The New Cemetery is almost full and has few spaces left.

In the New Cemetery to purchase a plot for burial the deceased must be a resident of Wivenhoe for a minimum of 20 years. To purchase a plot for ashes interment the deceased must be a resident of Wivenhoe for a minimum of 10 years or an immediate member of the deceased’s family resides in Wivenhoe and has done so for a minimum of 10 years.

The Cemetery Chapel in the New Cemetery is home to the Wivenhoe Museum, full of artefacts unique to the town. It is supported by a team of volunteers and is open weekends from May to September, between 10am and 1pm.

The Chapel Museum also has an area for memorial plaques, along the outside wall, to commemorate loved ones.

Another service we provide is to carry out searches for family members in our digitised burial records, dating back to 1855.

 

 

 

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