Dorchester Town Council


About Dorchester's Cemeteries

The Town Council is responsible for the three cemeteries in the town, at Fordington, Weymouth Avenue and Poundbury Road.

You can now locate a grave in the Council's Poundbury and Weymouth Avenue Cemeteries through our easy to use Cemetery Searcher system.  We believe the Searcher is over 99% accurate, but the data we use is up to 160 years old - if you spot a problem with the system or have any general questions about the Cemeteries service please contact Julie Hollings on 01305 819035 or at

There are a number of forms available for download below:

Grave Purchase Application Form

Interment Application Form (Weymouth Avenue)

Interment Application Form (Poundbury)

Interment Application Form (Fordington)

Memorial Application Form 2023

Brass Plaque Application Form (Poundbury) PDF

Brass Plaque Application Form (Poundbury) MS Word Accessible Version

Cemetery Charges April 2024 to March 2025

Cemetery Charges April 2023 to March 2024

Exclusive Right of Burial Pamphlet 2022-2023

Transfer of Exclusive Right of Burial Deeds Information

Poundbury Cemetery leaflet

Dorchester Cemetery South Chapel East Window leaflet