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Herongate Wood, Nr Brentwood, Essex

Herongate Wood is a green cemetery of 25 acres of rolling Essex wild-flower meadow, adjacent to ancient bluebell woods near Brentwood. We plant young trees to extend the wood. To preserve the views, Granite grave plaques lie flat on the ground. No grave will ever be re-used or disturbed.

Private Service Chapel will seat 60, with plenty of standing space and car parking. Pondside Services are available. You may pre-book single and adjacent plots. Funeral Plans available.

We are also Funeral Directors and offer the fullest range of ‘green’ and traditional services i.e. full burial, cremation and burial of ashes. You may call in at the administration office (called the 'welcome centre') with or without an appointment for help or information.

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Contact Ray Ward / Jackie Sawtell

Site Address Billericay Road


Town Brentwood

County Essex

PostCode CM13 3SE

Telephone 01277 811 064

Correspondence address 19 Greens Farm Lane, Billericay, CM11 2EZ

Type of Plots Available

Natural burial plots

Interment of ashes

Scattering of ashes

Price list is on website

Families can backfill the grave

Memorials Memorial Stone, Individual Trees, Tree Planting Schemes, Benches


Disabled access

No appointment necessary to visit burial ground

Dogs on leads welcome

Visiting opening hours Staffed 9.00am - 4.30pm Mon-Sat

On site facilities Car Park, Shelter, Room for Gathering, Service Hall, Wc's

Funeral Arrangements

Offer a complete funeral service including transport

Friends and family can undertake all or part of the funeral service themselves

Plots can be purchased in advance

Completely natural, biodegradable coffin materials

The future of the site, its maintenance and management
The site has 3 full time landscape staff to maintain the cemetery. We built an on-site office to have staff there for six full days a week.

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