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 email@example.com 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.
Available plaque sizes
Four lines, 150mmx75mm
Five lines, 150mmx100mm
Seven lines, 150mmx150mm
Ownership of this memorial will be registered to the person who has ordered the dedication. No further inscriptions or additional plaques will be permitted without the consent of both the owner and the Council.
The initial cost of the bush and plaque is based on a seven year tenure. The payee then has the option of a further seven years subject to the regulations in force at the time.
This fee covers the provision of both rose bush and plaque (with inscription). We reserve the right to change the rose during the dedication period if the rose bush fails, but will endeavour to keep the same colour. At the end of the dedication period, the plaques are available for collection by the registered owner. (Please note plaques not collected within six months of removal will be disposed of by the Council).
Ashes must be scattered in the informal shrub garden as the laying of cremated remains within the actual rose beds is not permitted.