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English Heritage’s Policy on Scattering Ashes

cremains and human ashes heritageEnglish Heritage is an arms length body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It has a wide ranging remit in managing the historic environment of England. It is the steward of over 400 significant historical and archaeological sites, from Stonehenge to many of the country’s castles. It has direct ownership over some historic sites and liaises with private owners of sites that are managed under a guardian partnership arrangement.

English Heritage have said that they do allow scattering of ashes at their properties. There may be a cost. It is also down to the individual site managers and certain places are off limits -like the inner circle at Stonehenge.

You should contact the site manger and you don’t need to be a member – but perhaps make a donation.

In addition one reader told us that they do not permit scattering of ashes at Avebury Rings.

All position statements are actuate at the time of posting, please contact the organisation directly for the most up to date position.

10 thoughts on “English Heritage’s Policy on Scattering Ashes

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    patricia kelsey - 7th September 2020

    Can I scatter ashes at Avebury please

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      Richard Martin - 7th September 2020

      Avebury Rings is one of the most magical places in the country. You would need to ask them here are the contact details – https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/avebury/opening-times/

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    Doreen Wildman - 28th June 2020

    Hi
    I am looking to scatter some of my late fathers ashes in the Berwick-upon-Tweed barracks, As he was a KOSB veteran and used to go up every year for Minden day. Do you know if I would I need permission for this please, I don’t know who to contact about it.
    Kind regards Doreen

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      Richard Martin - 29th June 2020

      Dear Doreen

      Thank you for contacting us, yes you would need permission you would need to contact them directly, this is the page you need – https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/berwick-upon-tweed-barracks-and-main-guard/prices-and-opening-times/

      Thanks
      Richard

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    Nigel - 27th June 2020

    Can you have your ashes scattered at Hever Castle in Kent?

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      Richard Martin - 29th June 2020

      Hi Nigel

      I afraid I don’t know, the best route is to contact them directly – https://www.hevercastle.co.uk/contact/

      Kind regards
      Richard

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    Kate - 4th February 2020

    Hello, I am enquiring about the scattering of ashes at White Nancy near Bollington Cheshire. Do we need permission? It was our father’s wish as we spent many happy times there when we were children.
    Many thanks.

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      Richard Martin - 7th February 2020

      Hi Kate, you would need to speak permission from the landowner but I can’t work out who the owner is, sorry.

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    Arron herbert - 8th June 2018

    Hi I am looking to scatter my dads ashes at Stonehenge would this be possible plz and do we have to book it with the managers

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      Richard Martin - 11th June 2018

      I believe so, Stonehenge may be different due to its significance and popularity and yes you would need to speak to the site manager.
      Regards
      Richard

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