The Cemetery grounds, with views of distant Dartmoor, are kept to the highest standards with a wide variety of mature trees and flowering shrubs lending the air of a peaceful garden. The new burial section offers a mainly lawn outlook, with headstones in a wide variety of shapes and colours giving a peaceful and graceful vista.
The Cemetery Chapel was designed by Henry Clutton, and is made of local Dartmoor granite with a roof of Corsham Down sandstone. The Chapel which is available for Funeral and Remembrance Ceremonies seats 40 to 50 persons, and contains an organ.
In response to growing public interest the Cemetery now accepts Green Burials. The concept allows for loved ones to be interred in consecrated land, but without the usual trappings of an expensive coffin or clearly marked out grave and headstone. Instead the burial is simple, and the area is left much as nature intended, mowed perhaps once or twice a year.
There is a Book of Remembrance located in the Cemetery Waiting Room to allow a memorial to be recorded; alternatively you may like to consider providing a wooden bench with memorial plaque in the Tavistock area to commemorate a loved one. If you would like to have a memorial arranged please contact the Town Council. More information on memorial benches can be found here.
The Town Council has adopted the IBCA Charter for the Bereaved, and is committed to improving the service offered to the bereaved in Tavistock.