Haxby and Wigginton Cemetery

Haxby and Wigginton Cemetery is situated to the north of Haxby and Wigginton. In 1991 it became clear to Haxby Town Council 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 maintain it.  A joint Haxby and Wigginton Burial Committee was set up and the cemetery was renamed “The Haxby and Wigginton Cemetery”.

The Committee Consists of the Following Members of the Haxby and Wigginton Councillors

Representing Haxby Town Council
Cllr Tony Richardson -Chair
Cllr Chris Hogg
Cllr Tony Richardson
Cllr Ruth Pearson

Representing Wigginton Parish Council
Cllr John Gates
Cllr Peter Lakey 
Cllr Jack Wreglesworth
1 vacancy


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.

The administration of the cemetery is carried out by Haxby Town Council.


Please find below a copy of the copy of the rules and regulations

HW Cemetery Committee Rules and Regulations

Cemetery Committee Minutes 2022 -2023







To mark the millennium a locally known artist, Jean Larcum, was commissioned to create a life sized statue of a man and a woman. This statue has been placed  in the GARDEN of REMEMBRANCE

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