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Yes, you must be a full-time resident of Hampton. Summer residents, even if a property owner, are not eligible to purchase a cemetery plot.
Contact the Cemetery Office at 603-926-6659 to speak with one of the superintendents. You may have to leave a message as they are frequently out of the office while performing maintenance, etc.
Once you have met with a superintendent and decided on a plot, the Town will issue a deed, which must be signed by the Board of Selectmen. You will receive the original deed once it has been fully executed.
The cost is $1,200 for one grave (or up to four cremains allowed in one grave.) Purchase limited to four (4) graves (at $1200 each.)
Burials are the responsibility of the plot owner(s), their executor, or a funeral home. Burials are to be arranged directly between lot owners and the funeral director, with assistance by the cemetery superintendents.
You do not need to contact a funeral home to bury cremains; you may make arrangements for burial directly with a cemetery superintendent.
All burials, including cremations, must be conducted under the supervision of a cemetery custodian.
The design of monuments, markers, and stones must be approved by the Town before being placed. Forms and instructions for submitting a design may be obtained from the Cemetery Office. Only one monument shall be erected on a two (2), four (4), or eight (8) grave lot. Minimum lot width is seven (7) feet.
Upright monuments are not to exceed 42” in height, measured from the ground, with a base not to exceed 60” in length.
Benches are not allowed.
You may place decorations next to monuments, stones or markers that must be in a small container or basket. Owners shall remove floral arrangements together with their containers when the arrangements become withered or if plastic when they become faded or damaged. The Cemetery employees may remove and discard withered or faded items.
Trees or shrubs of any description may not be planted on any lot, grave or property in any Town of Hampton cemetery. Annual flowers may be planted in such a way that will not interfere with the property maintenance of the gravesite including mowing or trimming of grass.
Glass of any kind is not allowed. Items of glass will be removed and discarded by Cemetery Personnel upon discovery.
Through the year 1901 historical gravesites may be located by reviewing the information available at the Lane Memorial Library or the Library website. Records for the High Street Cemetery are available in the Cemetery office.
The High Street Cemetery is open every day, year-round, from dawn until dusk.
Yes, you can sell your lot back to the Town at the original purchase price if none of the graves in the lot are occupied.
No, dogs are not allowed in the cemetery. They must remain in your vehicle.