Wainsgate Chapel, nr. Hebden Bridge

The upland burial ground is two miles above Hebden Bridge, in Old Town, with commanding Pennine views over the ‘tops’ of the moors. The adjacent Chapel is available for services and these may be of any tradition, religious or secular. The burial ground is on steeply rising land and the older area has a fine collection of Victorian memorials and mature trees. There are some restrictions on the type of memorial permitted, in order to preserve the special setting; not only is the chapel is listed, but some of the memorials are too.

Cote Baptist Chapel, near Bampton, Oxfordshire

The Chapel may be used for funeral services and there are still a small number of plots available in the historic burial ground, which dates from the early 18th century. Funerals at Cote may be of any tradition, religious or secular. There are some restrictions on the type of memorial permitted at Cote, in order to preserve the historic setting; not only is the chapel listed, but some of the headstones and memorials are listed too. The chapel and most of the memorials are made of golden Cotswold stone.

Petre Chapel, Thorndon Park, Nr. Brentwood, Essex. 

The burial ground surrounding the family chantry chapel of Lord Petre remains consecrated, so by agreement with the Bishop of Brentwood, only Roman Catholic burials are available. Burials at this beautiful woodland site must be ‘woodland burials’ – that is without headstones or monuments. No public burials are available in the chapel crypt, which is reserved for the close family of Lord Petre.

Todmorden Unitarian Church, Todmorden, Yorkshire

The burial ground is on an attractive wooded hillside adjacent to the church and a service may be held in the church by separate arrangement, according to any tradition – religious or secular. The detached burial ground nearby where John Fielden is buried is now full, so closed to burials.

Umberslade Baptist Church, nr Solihull

Burials are available in this attractive ground surrounded by mature trees, on the edge of Hockley Heath village.

Dissenters Chapel, Kensal Green

Situated in one of the famous cemeteries in Europe you can naturally have your funeral service at our Dissenters Chapel. Arrangements should be made with the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, who manage the site for HCT and your ceremony can be in any tradition, secular or religious. Neither HCT nor the Friends own the cemetery or the crematorium nearby so if you wish to be interred or cremated there you must arrange it with the private company that owns them.

Funerals and Commemorations

All HCT chapels are available for funeral services, commemorations and memorial events.  For those being cremated, an event held in an HCT chapel before or after the actual cremation can provide a more leisurely and spacious setting in which to say farewell to loved ones than is available in most crematoria, where the time pressure is great.


Please contact Vivienne Cooling at Historic Chapels Trust to enquire about a burial or to buy a right of burial in advance.