Haxby and Wigginton Cemetery is situated to the north of Haxby and Wigginton.
In 1991 it became clear to Haxby Town Council that the old cemetery would soon be fully allocated and that there was a need to acquire more land. At the same time Wigginton Parish Council became aware that they had no space for burials. Land became available adjacent to the cemetery and both councils agreed to subscribe equally to the cost of the extension and would jointly own it. A joint Haxby and Wigginton Burial Committee was set up and the cemetery was renamed “The Haxby and Wigginton Cemetery”. The committee is now known as the “Haxby and Wigginton Cemetery Committee”.
The ownership of the old cemetery is vested in Haxby Town Council which has the title to the land as Haxby Parish Council. The ownership of the new cemetery is vested jointly in Haxby Town Council and Wigginton Parish Council which have a joint title in the deeds. The cemetery is for the parishioners of Haxby and Wigginton.
The main entrance into the cemetery is through wrought iron gates situated on Moor Lane. The second entrance/exit can be accessed through wooden gates on Oaken Grove where you will find the car park.
The cemetery is known for its very tranquil location. It is surrounded by trees and hedges. Cherry trees and a beautiful line of silver birch trees have also been planted giving the area a very pleasant outlook.
To mark the millennium a locally known artist, Jean Larcum, was commissioned to create a life sized statue of a man and a woman. The statue is called “Embrace” and has been placed in the newest part of the cemetery.
The administration of the cemetery is carried out by Haxby Town Council.