The Lawn Cemetery was opened in 1984 by the Lord Bishop of Hertford with the landscape permitting only upright headstones, placed on predetermined concrete plinths at the head of the grave.

The size and shape of the memorials are constrained to ensure a unified design in an effort to encourage well maintained grass. The cemetery covers some 10 Acres of land and to date over 15,000 interments have been carried out across over 3000 graves.

The majority of the cemetery was consecrated on 27th March 1984.  A number of notable members of the community congregated in the cemetery to witness the consecration service conducted by the Right Reverend Kenneth Pillar and assisted by the Arch Deacon of St Albans.