Henley-on-Thames Town Council Cemetery and Columbarium

Just on the edge of Henley, where it meets the beautiful Chiltern hills, is the Fairmile Cemetery, which has provided a tranquil and picturesque place of remembrance since 1868.

Fairmile Cemetery

Open from dawn - dusk, daily.

The Fairmile's two flint flushwork chapels are still in use, with one available for services, and the other recently renovated into a columbarium, with niches available to buy for the keeping and display of urns.

Applications for burials are welcome from residents and non-residents of Henley.

To arrange a burial at the Fairmile Cemetery, please contact a funeral director who will arrange the interment on your behalf.

Interments of cremated remains may be arranged directly with the Council. Please contact us for more information.

To view a list of charges for the Fairmile Cemetery, please click below.  


For further information,please click below or call 07724 837604 (Mon – Thur)

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Fairmile Columbarium

A Columbarium is a structure designed to hold cremation urns.

The Columbarium lies inside the Council’s Grade II Listed non-conformist Chapel, one of a pair of listed Victorian Chapels at the Fairmile Cemetery and comprises hand-crafted hardwood cabinets holding glass-fronted niches.  Each niche has its own soft interior lighting.  There is a designated seating area in the Chapel for quiet contemplation.  

 Niches are of varying sizes and can accommodate up to four urns. They can be licenced for a 20-year period.  This agreement can be renewed at the end of its term.

The cost of a single niche, for a period of 20 years is £1,300 and up to £2,300 for a family niche (including VAT).

Useful Links
General Regulations for Fairmile Cemetery and Columbarium
Application Form
Frequently Asked Questions and Further Information.

For further information contact Cemetery Administration at cemetery@henleytowncouncil.gov.uk or by phoning 07724 837604 (Mon - Thurs).

Further information

Funeral Directors and Memorial Masons

The following funeral directors and monumental masons are based in Henley-on-Thames:

AB Walker and Son Limited  
Tomalin & Son  
ET Sheppard

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