Sally Cook

Bath custodian
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An idyllic meadow

Clearbrook Farm is a former dairy farm, farmed by Janet Cross and her late husband John. Janet set up the burial ground so that she herself could be buried there when the time comes and to know that the land would have a sustainable future.

It is tranquil and private. An unhurried and gentle place to get away from it all. It is somewhere quiet to take one step at a time, close to wildlife, with your memories, throughout the seasons.

Peace through the changing seasons

Inside the meadow, close to the entrance, there is a frame to house commemorative slate plaques and a place to sit and reflect for visitors.

The beauty of the meadow evolves with the passing seasons. At any time of year, a visit to the burial ground will connect you with nature, reveal your senses to the elements, replenish you and revitalise you. You’ll have space to focus, to reflect on life, love and loss.

Quick Questions

Do we need to use a funeral director?

There is no legal requirement in the UK to use a funeral director. The professionals are there to support you and help you achieve what you want to do. A good funeral director will provide the help and support you need when you need it.

What’s to stop people from building on the land?

Use of the land is restricted to natural burials by covenants contained in its 99-year lease. Beyond that, the burial ground is an integral part of the Traherne Estate and will continue to provide land for grazing and hay-making when the lease expires.

Can we buy a double plot?

Burial and interment plots are single-depth, and double-plots are side-by-side.

What type of coffins can be used?

Coffins should be made from and lined with natural, biodegradable materials. No plastics, MDF, or chipboard should be used.

Is embalming allowed?

We can’t accept embalmed bodies for burial unless there are exceptional circumstances. Cremated remains contain no residue from embalming chemicals and can therefore be interred in the meadow.

Visiting the burial ground

We recommend that before you purchase a burial or interment plot from us, you go to visit the burial ground, to make sure it is the right place for you and your family.

You can visit the burial ground without making an appointment. The pedestrian access gate is always unlocked. Or if you would like a guided tour around the ground, please get in touch with Sally, the custodian, who will be happy to meet you there.

Address of the burial ground (Not for correspondence)
Bath natural burial meadow
Midford Hill
Bath
BA2 7DE

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