The Lawn Cemetery

Southway, Hatfield, AL10 8HS

The Lawn Cemetery was opened in 1984 by the Lord Bishop of Hertford with the landscape permitting only upright headstones, placed on predetermined concrete plinths at the head of the grave. The size and shape of the memorials are constrained to ensure a unified design in an effort to encourage well maintained grass. 

The cemetery covers some 10 Acres of land and to date over 15,000 interments have been carried out across over 3000 graves.

The majority of the cemetery was consecrated on 27th March 1984.  A number of notable members of the community congregated in the cemetery to witness the consecration service conducted by the Right Reverend Kenneth Pillar and assisted by the Arch Deacon of St Albans.


The Lawn houses a Chapel which is available for funeral services.  The chapel is non-denominational and is available for services before a burial takes place.  The room is suitable for approximately 50 people and contains an organ and stereo system.  Specific needs can be catered for provided sufficient notice time is given.

Toilet facilities are also available between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday.  It is important to note that toilets will not be accessible when the chapel is in use nor will they be available at the weekend.

The Lawn Cemetery is open 365 days a year, including all public holidays and Christmas. 

January - February9.0016.30
October - December     9.0016.30

By bus: Bus 366 stops outside the entrance gate of the cemetery.

By road: The Lawn Cemetery is located less than 1 mile from junction 2 on the A1M.

Parking: Parking is available free of charge at the Lawn Cemetery.  There is one car park at the entrance of the cemetery and there is another one towards the exit.

Height Restriction

There is a height restriction in place at the cemetery which is a total of 2.2meters.  The height restriction will only be lifted for vehicles which require access to the grounds for the following reasons:

  • Undertaking a prior arranged Funeral
  • Carrying out works as per a memorial permit application

To request the height restriction barrier to be opened, please call 01707 357 000.  For a request to be guaranteed, please contact us a minimum of 3 working days prior to when access is required.


Grave Locations and Maps

For locations of graves, please see our pdf icon The Lawn Cemetery Maps [7MB]


Burial and Memorialisation Options

We understand that choosing a loved one's final resting place can be extremely daunting and emotional.  The Lawn Cemetery offers a variety of burial and cremation plots to best stand as a remembrance for those who have passed away. 

Our pdf icon Cemetery Brochure [2MB] provides a detailed overview of all the options which are available.

For details regarding our current price list, please see our Fees and Charges.


Memorial Regulations

Each cemetery has different regulations regarding what memorials are permitted.  Full details can be found within our Rules and Regulations.

All memorials must be fitted by a NAMM (National Association of Memorial Masons) approved Stone Masonry company.  For a full list of NAMM approved masons, please visit their Website

It is important to note that the appropriate permit must be obtained before commencing any work for memorials, additional inscriptions or repairs.

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