English 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.