Natural Burials

With stunning views of the River Dart and across the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground offers an ecological alternative to traditional burial or cremation and is open to all - regardless of faith or local residency, whether you are using a funeral director or not, having a religious ceremony, a secular ceremony, or no ceremony at all.

The Meadow differs in feel and practice from a traditional churchyard or a municipal cemetery. Ashes can be interred here as well as burials. Any profits generated from the burial ground go towards covering the costs of running the site and the Trust's other charitable activities.

The site is cared for as a hay meadow, hence the grass is allowed to grow long and cut periodically. Only simple flat headstones are permitted and no other memorial items or plantings are allowed. As it is owned by the Trust the site will be protected in perpetuity.

"The energy of the special ground filled my body and it was such a special feeling and memory that will stay with me forever

Location & Visiting

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Sharpham Meadow Facilities

Find out about the facilities at the burial ground.

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Prices & Reservations

Find details of our prices and how to reserve a burial plot or an ashes plot.

Prices & Reservations

Finding a Funeral Director

You can use any Funeral Director to arrange burials at Sharpham Meadow. Once you have selected a Funeral Director they will make all the arrangements according to your needs.

This list is NOT exhaustive, nor do we necessarily endorse the funeral directors listed

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The Fire Circle

In June 2015, the Fire Circle was unveiled - a surround for the fire around which mourners and families can gather and be seated, perhaps lighting candles, meditating, or leaving flowers or messages to the dead. The artwork was the result of our Artist in Residence programme and you can read more about the Fire Circle and see pictures and a video of the ceremony by clicking here.

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