Following the closure of the church yard at Huntington Church, a new cemetery was established in New Lane, Huntington, jointly managed by the Parish Councils of Huntington, Earswick and New Earswick.
All enquiries should be made to:
Mr Lesley Southerington (Clerk to the Authority)
Phone: 01904 638017
The Cemetery was opened in 1986 on land donated to the Parishes of Huntington, New Earswick and Earswick and is operated on behalf of the Parishes by Huntington Burial Authority. There are provisions for single or double grave plots and double cremated remains plots.
The Authority is governed by 10 trustees, all Parish Councillors nominated by their respective Parish Councils, and two part-time employed officers performing the duties of Clerk/Treasurer and Gardener/Handyman. The Committee meets four times per year in the Huntington Community Centre and at occasional site meetings as required.
The Authority is self financing, using the sale of burial plots to finance the upkeep and general running costs of maintenance and officer’s salaries. During its period of operation, there has been no requirement to seek financial assistance from the Parishes’ precept income.
The Cemetery is primarily for the use of residents of the three parishes offering plots at substantial subsidised fees and for non-residents at a competitive rate. To view details of the current cemetery charges click here.
Over the last two years, the Authority has undertaken extensive capital expenditure on several projects from their revenue reserves, including a new purpose built brick equipment store, a new service road with secure gate leading on to New Lane, a ‘hammer-head’ turning facility at the end of the main drive, additional car parking spaces, additional footpaths between burial plots, improved drainage and the purchase of new garden machinery to enable the Gardener to maintain the Cemetery to a very high standard. Additional water stand-pipes have also been installed on both sides, half way down the Cemetery, to alleviate the need for visitors attending relatives graves to carry watering cans excessive distances. A green waste refuse container is situated near the Cemetery gates and is collected weekly by the City of York Council.
The Cemetery is approximately half-full and the first two Cremated Remains areas are completely full, with the third area nearly half-full.
Looking to the future, the Authority has recently acquired additional land to the East end of the Cemetery (behind the existing row of trees) which is not expected to be utilised for fifteen to twenty years.
The members of the Authority take pride in providing the best service possible for all residents and creating an oasis of quiet and serenity for those visiting their loved ones.