In 1986 the Parish Council was asked by the late Rev. Ivor Welch to make provision for additional burial space in the parish as the churchyard of Lingwood church was almost full.
Negotiations followed with Norfolk County Council who owned the adjoining farmland and in 1989 the Parish Council completed the purchase of 0.69 of an acre at the cost of £2500.
Planning permission for a burial ground and associated car-park was granted and the land was consecrated by Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith on 11th June 1990.
Since then, this non-denominational Cemetery has come into use and provides a quiet resting place for loved ones only a short distance from the surrounding villages and their churches.
The Parish Council endeavours to keep this area as a lawn cemetery, permission is given for headstones for earth burials and plaques for cremated remains.
All enquiries should be addressed to the Clerk of the Council
Mrs Sonya Dickinson Tel : 01603 714251