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Coronavirus update

In accordance with new Public Health England regulations, Snell Hatch and Little Trees cemeteries are now open for those wishing to pay their respects. The cemeteries will be open daily between 10.30am and 6.30pm.

See our coronavirus pages for more information.

We operate two cemeteries within the borough.

Location

Little Trees

Little Trees cemetery, Off A264 Tollgate Hill Roundabout, Crawley RH11 9TR.

Snell Hatch

Snell Hatch cemetery, The Dingle, West Green, Crawley RH11 7JB.  The car park entrance is accessed from Goffs Lane.

Opening times

General opening hours

9am-dusk, 7 days-a-week (including bank holidays).

Burial opening hours

9am-3pm, Monday-Friday.

Types of grave

Lawn graves

All new graves are in the lawn section. These graves, allowing a period of time for the ground to settle, are grass seeded following an interment. The area is then maintained as lawn, enclosures and planting on this space is not permitted. At Little Trees cemetery memorials are fixed on the concrete bearer at the head of the grave. At Snell Hatch cemetery there is space at the head end of the grave to erect a memorial. Lawn graves can accommodate two full coffined burials and four sets of cremated remains.

Cremated remains areas

There is a designated area, at both cemeteries, for the burial of cremated remains. Each cremation plot can accommodate four sets of ashes. At Snell Hatch, concrete kerbing allows for two 6”x 4” plaques plus a small memorial. At Little Trees cemetery memorials are fixed on the concrete bearer at the head of the plot. The grave space is grass seeded over following an interment and maintained as lawn.

Muslim graves

There is a designated section at both cemeteries for burial of people of the Muslim faith. The designated section at Snell Hatch is now full, therefore all burials take place at Little Trees cemetery. Graves in this section accommodate one full burial.

Fees and registers

See our fees and charges directory for a full price list. All original burial registers are kept at the Town Hall and may be inspected by appointment.