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List of Natural Burial Grounds
Deerton Natural Burial Ground, Sittingbourne, Kent
Regional Runner Up
The People's Awards for the Best Natural Burial Ground in the UK 2016
Deerton, Kent's designated natual burial ground, is a quiet, beautiful, everlasting resting place bordered by orchards and grazing land with abundant flora and fauna. Privately owned, it is 2.4 acres, situated between Faversham and Sittingbourne conveniently near the A2 and M2.
The ground is managed on sound ecological lines and will be cared for by a trust, when full, as a nature reserve. The first burial was in September '07. Plots are available as needed but may be reserved and purchased in advance. People of all faiths are welcome and no extra charge is made for non Kent residents.
Coffins must be biodegradable and memorial trees are planted. A large car park is open on burial days with a smaller one open at all times. The funeral of a loved one is a very personal event. It is inevitably sad but it can also be a time to celebrate that life. A phone call will enable us to do all we can to be of service.
A secluded seat for reflection (photo below)
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Contact Sian Muir
Telephone 01795 520520
Correspondence address The Stables, Culnells Farm, School Lane, Iwade, Kent, ME9 8QL
Type of Plots Available
Natural burial plots
Interment of ashes
Families can help to dig the grave
Families can backfill the grave
Memorials Trees, Entry in Memorial Book
No appointment necessary to visit burial ground
Dogs on leads welcome
Visiting opening hours At all times
On site facilities Car Park, WCs
You may choose whichever funeral director you wish
Friends and family can undertake all or part of the funeral service themselves
Completely natural, biodegradable coffin materials
The future of the site, its maintenance and management