Natural Burials at Sharpham Meadow
The magic of Sharpham lies in its relationship to land and water, creating an area of outstanding beauty.
The burial ground is a beautiful wild flower meadow, where all nature can thrive. It is an egalitarian space that is pure, natural, uncluttered and spacious. Kestrels hover, and skylarks sing.
All coffins need to be biodegradable and made from natural material. Graves are shallower than the traditional six feet. Embalmed bodies are not allowed, except in exceptional circumstances.
Instead of upright headstones, there is the option to buy an engraved slate gravestone, with the name and dates of the person buried, placed flush to the ground.
The ceremonial heart of the ground is the fire pit, and every family will be able to have a fire during their ceremonial time, if they so wish.
There is a beautiful cob ceremonial shelter, which is a perfect place to hold a ceremony, shelter from inclement weather or simply sit in contemplation.
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