Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has responsibility for three closed churchyards:

St Luke's

St Albans Road East, Hatfield, AL10 0EJ

For further information or to contact the church please see their St Luke's Church

Ground maintenance is undertaken via our contractors - John O'Conner

St Etheldreda's

1 Fore Street, Hatfield AL9 5AN

For further information or to contact the church please see their St Etheldreda

Ground maintenance is undertaken via our contractors - John O'Conner

St Thomas a Becket

Vineyards Road, Northaw, EN6 4NW

For further information or to contact the church please see their St Thomas a Becket

Ground maintenance is undertaken by the church.

 

Our responsibilities

When a Church of England Burial Ground is closed to further burials by Order in Council under the Burial Act 1853, some responsibilities are transferred to Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.  These include:

1. Ground Maintenance, including hedges, trees and grass cutting

2. Boundary walls and paths.

3. Memorial stability testing every five years.

This does not include fly tipping within the churchyard, security, theft of items and queries regarding the church and its retaining walls. Queries regarding existing and future burials/interments should be forwarded to the church. Deed holder information is retained by the Church.

 

Memorial stability testing