This peaceful cemetery dates back to 1913, and is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
The cemetery is home to The Hollybrook Memorial, which is situated behind the plot of First World War graves near the main entrance. This commemorates by name almost 1,900 servicemen and women of the Commonwealth land and air forces whose graves are not known.
Hollybrook Cemetery accommodates new, reopened and cremated remains plots. There are also areas allocated for different faith groups.
There is a section available for the interment of cremated remains, and new sections for burials including areas for larger, premium graves.
Plan of Hollybrook Cemetery (pdf)
The cemetery has a beautiful chapel situated within the grounds which, for a fee, can be used for holding a service prior to a burial taking place (seats 100 people).
The chapel has a beautiful etched glass reredos screen, which was installed by E R Wright & Son, a local glass merchant, in the 1950s.
Hollybrook Baby and Infant Garden
Hollybrook cemetery has a dedicated area for the burial of children and babies. This lawned area was opened in conjunction with SANDs of Southampton (Stillbirth and Neo-Natal Death Charity), and offers bereaved parents a secluded and beautiful area to remember their child.
History of Hollybrook Cemetery
The first burial to take place in Hollybrook Cemetery was on 5 March 1913. The cemetery can accommodate new, reopened and cremated remains plots and there are areas allocated for different faith groups.
The memorial seat located near the chapel was constructed by David Banks of Lymington and commemorates the civilian dead of the Second World War. The seat is constructed from stones recovered from bomb damaged buildings in Southampton.