Cemetery and funeral services


Cemetery and funeral services

It is our aim to provide guidance with regards to cemetery and funeral services in a caring and sensitive manner.

Rother District Council manages two cemeteries within the district that are open for burials. These are at Turkey Road, Bexhill and Rye Hill, Rye.

Click on the appropriate location below to obtain further details.

Bexhill Cemetery Rye Cemetery

Bexhill Cemetery

Rye Cemetery

There is currently no provision for cremation in Rother. The nearest Crematoria are situated in Hastings, Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells and are managed by the relevant authorities in those areas.

Rother can provide for interment of ashes within its cemeteries at Rye and Bexhill following cremation.

If you have any additional questions or queries please contact the Cemeteries Officer on (01424) 787523 or email: rosemary.burt@rother.gov.uk.

Other cemeteries are available in the Rother District, independently managed by their own town and parish councils.  Please see details below:

Battle Town Council

Salehurst Parish Council

For Northiam please contact clerk@northiamvillage.co.uk

  • Bereavement

    This section provides links where you can get general advice and information.

  • Burial and grave details

    This section gives some basic advice and downloadable forms.

  • Cemetery charges

    This section provides the district's current charges for interments.

  • Independent funerals

    This section provides links to gain advice on how to arrange an independent funeral.

  • Ordering a memorial

    Rother District Council does not supply or install memorials. A monumental or stone mason must be employed directly by the individual member of the public.

  • Exhumations

    The district council does not deal with the process of exhumation.

  • Bexhill Cemetery

    Bexhill Cemetery

    Bexhill Cemetery and Chapel are located at Turkey Road, and are managed by Rother District Council.

  • Rye Cemetery

    Rye Cemetery

    Rye Cemetery is located in Rye Hill and is managed by Rother District Council.

  • Memorial Inspections

    The council is undertaking safety inspections for memorials within Bexhill and Rye cemeteries.

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