Haycombe Cemetery and Crematorium is one of two open cemeteries maintained by Bath and North East Somerset Council - the other being and Harptree Cemetery. It also maintains 30 closed burial grounds (cemeteries and churchyards).
The cemetery gates are open from 8.00am until 8.00pm from 1st April until 30th September and from 8.00am until 4.30pm from 1st October until 31st March. They are open every day of the year including week-ends and Bank Holidays.
The Books of Remembrance are opened at the same times as the cemetery gates and are also on display every day of the year.
The cemetery and crematorium office is open 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (except 10.30am - 11.00am Thursdays when it is shut for staff training). It is not open at weekends or Bank Holidays.
From their website:
How to get here by car from the motorway.
Directions from the M4 motorway, junction 18
Take the A46 to Bath
Turn right to join the A4, into Bath
Follow the A4 until the next major junction (Cleveland Bridge), and turn left onto the inner ring road (A36 Bristol), and continue following signs for Bristol (not Warminster).
At the big roundabout, with the railway arches situated on the island, turn left onto the A367 to Exeter.
Follow this road until you reach a large physical roundabout (just after a dual carriageway) & turn right.
Follow signs for the crematorium. On your left hand side you will pass a school, a speed camera, a garden centre followed by a row of houses.
Haycombe Cemetery and Crematorium are just past the houses on your left. The burial chapel is immediately opposite the entrance gates, whilst the crematorium chapel and its car park are situated at the far end of the cemetery.This cemetery contains the mass grave for the hundreds of CivilIan casualties killed in WWII.
GPS Coordinates: 51.37034, -2.40148
- Added: 15 Nov 2008
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2282911
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