Holt Cemetery

Holt Cemetary

The Town Clerk is happy to assist families who may have a loved one buried at the cemetery, or who might be considering purchasing a plot in the cemetery or may be researching their families who may be interred in the cemetery. A full copy of fees for the cemetery are available from the Town Clerk or visit this page.


A plan of the cemetery is included in this leaflet. Entrance to the cemetery is by the side gate. The main gate is unlocked on Sundays during the Summer and for funerals. The main gate can be opened at any other time, please contact the Town Clerk to arrange this. The cemetery is divided into 7 sections A – F and J Tablet Memorial area for interred ashes. Earlier burials (i.e. from 1910 onwards) have taken place in Section A – D . Sections E – H are more recent burials. Part of Section E is unconsecrated. For a full plan of the cemetery visit this page


The Town Council is responsible for the maintenance of the cemetery, and this arranged through our appointed contractors. It is the responsibility of the next of kin to ensure that memorials are kept in good order and that mowers and machinery are not obstructed by incorrectly positioned vases, containers and other items. We undertake memorial inspections every five years and in the event of a memorial being found to be unstable we will endeavour to contact relatives to ask them to repair the memorial. It is only as a last resort that we lie memorials down.

Holt Cemetery


A full copy is displayed on the notice board near to the cemetery side gate. A copy is also available from the Town Clerk or for more information visit this page.

The main points to note are:


Exclusive Rights of burial may be purchased for a period of up to 100 years. This is often done by people who may wish to reserve a grave next to a loved one. It entitles the purchaser to determine who shall be interred in the grave, and it also gives the family the right to erect a memorial. Please note however that the grant of such rights does not confer on the owner any rights of title to the land, the grave itself remains at all times the property of the Council


Town Clerk: Elaine Oliver Telephone or Fax 01263 712149 e mail holttowncouncil@gmail.com

Council Office, Community Centre, Kerridge Way, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6DN.
(Office Hours 9.00 – 12.00 midday. Monday / Wednesday / Friday)


You may well be aware that, unfortunately Holt Town Council has recently laid several memorial stones, in the cemetery, flat due to serious concerns about public safety.

It may be that the grave of your love one has been affected and we apologise.  However we thought it would be helpful to outline the events which triggered this action.


If you have any further concerns or wish to discuss this further please ‘phone the Clerk on 01263 712149, or email holttowncouncil@gmail.com


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