Parks and open spaces

Within the South Bucks area are three cemeteries and a garden of remembrance.


  • Holtspur Cemetery, Broad Lane, Beaconsfield (nearby post code HP9 1XE)
  • Parkside Cemetery, Windsor Road, Hedgerley, nr. Gerrards Cross - Woodland Burials At Parkside SL9 8SS
  • Shepherds Lane Cemetery, Shepherds Lane, Beaconsfield (nearby post code HP9 2DZ)

All the cemeteries accept cremated remains and full burials. Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens is for interments of cremated remains only. Burial rights are for 50 years and can be extended at the end of this term.

Holtspur Cemetery

Opened in 1954 and is situated close to the A40 and Beaconsfield Town. This cemetery is divided into sections to allow a choice of memorial, full memorials and headstones, or flat tablets in the lawn section.

Parkside Cemetery

Opened in 1965 and is located between Gerrards Cross and Stoke Poges on the B416. This is a lawn cemetery with flat headstones only. This not only reduces maintenance but also pleasantly emphasises the surrounding landscape.

Woodland Burials At Parkside

Woodland burials offer an ecologically sound alternative to traditional burials. The area has been planned to create, over time, woodland of predominately native species with associated flora and fauna. In order to keep this natural effect, traditional headstones and other large memorials are not allowed in this area. A small unobtrusive marker may be placed at the base of the tree\shrub.

Shepherds Lane Cemetery

Situated in Beaconsfield near the Amersham road. This cemetery was opened in 1907 and there is now very little space available for new graves. It has a wide range of traditional memorials some of which are of historical interest.


Although many people prefer full memorials it must be kept in mind that the grave owner is responsible for the safety and maintenance of these memorials.Please refer to the memorial application for details of permitted memorials.

Opening Hours

The cemeteries are open to visitors from dawn till dusk every day of the year.
The cemeteries office is located at Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens Church Lane,Stoke Poges. SL2 4NZ
Office hours are from 9.30am to 4.00pm please ring if you wish to make an appointment.

Other information & forms available

For further information please contact the Administrator,
Memorial Gardens,
Church Lane,
Stoke Poges.
Tel: 01753 523744 
email: memorialgardens.csb@buckinghamshire.gov.uk