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Westmill Woodland Burial Ground CIC, Watchfield, Oxfordshire


Regional Runner Up in South West England


The People's Awards for the Best Natural Burial Ground in the UK 2013 and 2021


Westmill Woodland Burial Ground is a simple 3 acre site in the midst of our organic farm on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire border. It has magnificent views up to the Downs and the ancient Uffington White Horse and is surrounded by rolling farmland. It is being planted with mixed English trees with glades, pathways and some open meadow areas around the site. There is a small Roundhouse suitable for ceremonies or for sitting and listening to the larks or having a picnic.

We hold regular Open Days and produce a bi-annual newsletter to keep everyone in touch. We plant trees together once a year and have started a willow bower with honeysuckle and wild rose growing up it. Liz is a celebrant and so can offer this support if needed. There are no individual memorials on plots but a shared memorial stone has been placed in a grass circle and individual plaques will be laid in a spiral around the stone from autumn 2014. 

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Contact Liz Rothschild and Jan Power

Site Address nr Westmill Farm


Town Watchfield

County Oxfordshire

Telephone 01367 700615

Correspondence address Westmill Woodland Burial Ground, Westmill Farm, nr Watchfield Swindon SN6 8TH

Type of Plots Available

Natural burial plots

Combined burial and ashes plots

Interment of ashes

Price list is on website

Families can help to dig the grave

Families can backfill the grave

Memorials Separate memorial area


Disabled access

No appointment necessary to visit burial ground

Someone is available to guide visitors with appointment

Dogs on leads welcome

Visiting opening hours Burial ground 24/7 Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am – 1pm

On site facilities Car Park, Shelter, Compost Loo, Accessible WC in nearby farmyard

Funeral Arrangements

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
Adam Twine the land owner runs the burial ground with his partner Liz Rothschild. The burial ground is a Community Interest Company, 20% of our income is placed into a trust fund for the future management of the site when full capacity is reached.

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