Yaxley Road, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7DP. Map location here.
Cemetery & Chapel
Eye Cemetery provides a peaceful resting place for generations of townspeople, and it is properly managed and well maintained in their memory. The Cemetery provides a calm, peaceful environment close to nature. Mature trees line the boundaries and carefully preserved wildflower conservation areas provide a fine natural habitat for birds and butterflies. Eye Cemetery is also a quiet haven for people, offering regular and occasional visitors the promise of a few moments of tranquillity away from the pressures of a busy modern world.
Chapel of Remembrance
Within the Cemetery stands the Chapel of Remembrance. The Chapel is open daily from 10.30 a.m. to sunset (4.30 p.m. in Winter), for people of all denominations who want to use this quiet place to rest and reflect, pray or simply sit in peace. .
There are a few rules governing the Cemetery which are there to protect the facility and the people who visit it. We would ask that you please adhere to these and help us to keep it the peaceful and well maintained area that the community rightly expects it to be.
A full list of the rules and regulations is available by clicking here, but the most relevant ones for visitors to the Cemetery are:
- Smoking is not permitted in the Cemetery
- Dogs are not permitted in the Cemetery
- Children should be supervised at all times
All local authorities are required by law to carry out testing of Memorials in cemeteries under their Duty of Care and safety in public places and following the guidelines produced by the Health and Safety Executive. This is not a task that the Town Council undertakes lightly and every possible measure has been taken to minimize the impact of the testing, particularly in relation to those Memorials that are found to fail the testing.
Reserving a Plot
It is very simple to reserve a plot in Eye Cemetery. Contact the clerk for more information.
Please refer to the following Fees and charges – 2020-21.
Where a deceased person can be shown to have had a lifetime connection with Eye, then the charges will be as for an Eye Resident.
Cemetery Interment Request
An Interment Request Form for the Eye Cemetery can be downloaded here. This should be printed out, completed and returned to the Town Clerk.
Request to erect and inscribe a memorial – Application Form
Request to add further inscription to a memorial – Application Form