A fully accessible venue that seats just over 100 people, with a multimedia playback and recording system. Our database has a large library of music for all tastes, and we can web cast services, record sound and vision, or display slideshows and photographs supplied by the family.
For more information, please contact us.
Latin for 'dovecot', this is a memorial structure next to the memorial garden in Stonefall cemetery. It offers an alternative to the formal strewing or burial of cremated remains, with niche resting places and areas for plaques, which can be personalised with inscriptions and motifs.
Garden of remembrance
The original garden of remembrance at Stonefall cemetery was opened in 1937 and provides a tranquil area landscaped with trees and shrubs where ashes were strewn until the opening of the memorial garden. Cremated remains can still be strewn here, if specifically requested, although plaque availability is limited.
The memorial garden
The garden at Stonefall cemetery is constantly developing through the careful planting of trees, shrubs and flowers. It provides a comforting, tranquil area to visit. The unique design incorporates sculptures, a stream with a pond and bridge, and an informal wild flower area. The garden is the main strewing area for cremated remains and for displaying memorial plaques.
Ripon memorial wall
In Ripon cemetery, there is a garden of rest where cremated remains can be strewn. You can also buy plaques in memory of loved ones for memorial walls.
Parking and facilities
Parking is available within the cemetery boundary and disabled parking bays are available near the chapel.
There are toilets near the chapel and office for public use. Cycle racks are available within the cemetery grounds.
We hold records for every burial and cremation at these facilities. If you would like to conduct a search, please contact us with as much information about the deceased as possible.
Fees and charges
You can find a full list of bereavement service fees in the Harrogate area here. You can also download a copy of the bereavement service costs for the Harrogate area (pdf / 99 KB).
Crematorium opening hours
- Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm
- weekends and bank holidays, 10am to 4pm (Forest Lane entrance access for vehicles)
- pedestrian access is open 24 hours a day
The book of remembrance will be open from 10am to 4pm during the bank holiday and weekend period. Access is via Forest Lane.
Diary of burials and cremations
Frequently asked questions
You can find answers to common questions about burials, graves, and cremation on the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management website.
Harrogate pet crematorium
Our pet crematorium is located in a separate small building behind our office at Stonefall cemetery and crematorium.
For further details visit our Harrogate pet crematorium page.