The following regulations have been made in order to enable the management to shape and preserve a natural area for the benefit of nature and for future generations of visitors.


They are essential to combine proper respect for the dead with a suitable management and planting programme in order to create a woodland that is peaceful, pleasant, ecologically rich and a fitting memorial.


  • Burials will only proceed after receipt of the correct documentation.

  • Embalmed bodies will be accepted only in exceptional circumstances.

  • The normal burial plot will contain one interment only. Neighbouring plots may be reserved in advance.
  • Reservations may be transferrable with the consent of Kelsey Woodland.

  • Only natural, biodegradable materials will be permitted for coffins, shrouds etc. If there is any uncertainty, please contact the management.

  • Flowers and other tributes may be placed on the grave following interment and will be removed at a later date.  Flowers may be laid on graves at anytime.

  • The placing of artificial flowers, toys, ornaments or other non-biodegradable objects is not permitted.

  • No exhumations will be permitted except by lawful authority.

  • Any religious or non-religious service is permitted as long as it complies with the law and is respectful of the Natural Burial Ground.

  • Burials may be organised by a Funeral Director or by the family.

  • The Burial Register will be available for inspection by prior arrangement.


  • Scattering or Burial of ashes is by arrangement.
    Plot may be purchased.


  • Must be appropriate for a Natural Burial Ground, and agreed with the management in advance.

  • Memorial trees and bushes must be from the approved list, and must also fit in with the planting scheme so that a sensible distribution of species is planted and can be maintained in the future.

  • Flowers and flower seed may only be scattered if they have been approved in advance (many seeds sold commercially are inappropriate for this woodland).

  • No picking of plants is permitted. Kelsey Woodland will manage and maintain the Burial Ground.

  • Benches (with or without plaques), bird, bee or insect boxes, or similar, are all welcome.


  • Should behave in a law-abiding and respectful manner in keeping with the nature of the site.

  • Should wear appropriate clothing for a field/woodland.

  • Owners must keep dogs on the lead, and remove their waste.

  • Visitors should keep to the paths in order not to disturb the wildlife, eg ground-nesting birds.

  • There are no litter bins – visitors must take their litter home.

  • Switch mobiles to silent.

  • Should park in the car-park and not in the lane.

  • We accept no liability for injury to any person, damage to or loss from any vehicle whilst visiting the burial ground.




The Barn House,

Roseholme Farm,

Main St

Howsham, Market Rasen,




Tel: 01652 678 888

Mob: 07961 352 975