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.

Fairmile Cemetery Rules and Regulations are available here.

Fairmile Cemetery site map.

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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