Hills Cemetery

Guildford Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1TT

Hills Cemetery is the largest cemetery in operation in Horsham and is located in a peaceful area close to Guildford Road on the western outskirts of the town.

The cemetery was planned and tastefully laid out in the late Victorian / early Edwardian era and is approached by an attractive tree-lined avenue.

The cemetery has been significantly improved in recent years and is a most attractive area with mature plantings of trees and shrubs. The grounds staff are committed to maintaining and improving the quality of this attractive area.

Hills Cemetery Extension Work

Please be aware that  work is due to start on the final section of Hills Cemetery from Monday 30 October. This will provide further burial and interment space for the residents of Horsham.
We will aim to keep disruption to our visitors and neighbours to a minimum during this time.
Find the full details of the project and Frequently Asked Questions here

Hills Cemetery Open Afternoon - Saturday 23 March

Everyone is invited to join us for our open afternoon.

Taking place on Saturday 23 March, we invite all our residents to visit Hills Cemetery, search the archives, meet the team and tour the grounds.

This is a free event between 12.00pm - 3.00pm, but in order for us to cater correctly, please e-mail parks@horsham.gov.uk if you are planning to attend.

A special setting for funeral and memorial services

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors operates the Chapel at Hills Cemetery on behalf of Horsham District Council.

The Chapel has been extensively refurbished with new flooring, seating and lighting, and we have installed an Obitus system which, as well as playing music digitally, lets the service be broadcast over the internet. Photos and photo montages can also be displayed on the screen.

As well as being used before a burial in the Cemetery, we are very pleased to offer the Chapel as a resource for local funeral services, either before committals elsewhere or as a package in conjunction with a ‘Cremation only’ at a local crematorium.

Please contact Freeman Brothers to discuss your requirements.

A choice of resting place

There are specific areas set aside for burials and the interment of ashes.

  • Grave plots are available to purchase at the time of booking the funeral through your funeral director, or may be purchased in advance either in a pre-allocated position or in one of your choosing.
  • Ashes plots provide the opportunity for the burial of your loved one’s ashes and for the plot to be commemorated with a headstone or memorial tablet.

Memorial Garden of Remembrance

In the heart of the cemetery lies an established garden of remembrance. Featuring attractive trees and shrub planting, the area offers a place to sit and contemplate. Memorial roses in a host of colours and varieties together with a memorial plaque can be purchased and placed in one of the tended rose beds. The roses have been selected for their fragrance and durability. The plaque is placed at the base of a pre-planted rose bush.

Memorial benches and trees are available to purchase within the cemetery grounds. Our Cemeteries Manager will be happy to discuss your personal requirements and preferred placements.

Contact us

Available plaque sizes

Example plaques

A cemetery plaque with four lines of wording

Four lines, 150mmx75mm

Example text: In loving memory of Sarah Jane Evans 1927-2010 Always remembered

A cemetery plaque with five lines of wording

Five lines, 150mmx100mm

Example text: In loving memory of John Andrew Pettigrew-Smythe 1910-2009 Always in our thoughts

A cemetery plaque with seven lines of wording

Seven lines, 150mmx150mm

Example text: In loving memory of Amelia Margaret Wilkinson 1910-2009 Julian Anthony Wilkinson 1919-1999