Westmill Woodland Burial Ground

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Westmill Woodland Burial Ground
Westmill Woodland Burial Ground, Oxfordshire.JPG
View of Westmill Woodland Burial Ground in the west Oxfordshire countryside
Westmill Woodland Burial Ground is located in Oxfordshire
Westmill Woodland Burial Ground
Westmill Woodland Burial Ground
Location within Oxfordshire
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSwindon
Postcode districtSN6
Dialling code01367 700615
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
WebsiteWestmill Woodland Burial Ground
List of places
51°36′59″N 1°39′38″W / 51.6165°N 1.6605°W / 51.6165; -1.6605Coordinates: 51°36′59″N 1°39′38″W / 51.6165°N 1.6605°W / 51.6165; -1.6605

Westmill Woodland Burial Ground is a green burial ground[1] in the Vale of White Horse on the border of Oxfordshire with Wiltshire in southern England. In the distance, the Uffington White Horse, an iron age horse carved into the white chalk on the Berkshire Downs, can be seen to the southeast.


The burial ground is located north of Shrivenham and west of Watchfield. Close to the site are Westmill Wind Farm and Westmill Solar Park, two renewable energy resources. The burial ground was founded and is managed by Liz Rothchild,[2][3] who is also Director of Kicking the Bucket, a festival about living and dying.[4] The community interest company Westmill Woodland Burial Ground C.I.C. runs the ground.[5][6]

The site is intended for natural burials and is in a rural setting. It won the 2015 Cemetery of the Year award in the 2015 Good Funeral Awards.[7]


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  1. ^ "Westmill Woodland Burial Ground CIC, Watchfield, Oxfordshire". www.naturaldeath.org.uk. UK: The Natural Death Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  2. ^ Waite, Debbie (15 October 2014). "Kicking the Bucket festival aims to banish the taboo of death with events across the county". www.witneygazette.co.uk. UK: Witney Gazette. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  3. ^ Hudson, Barrie (16 May 2013). "Death Cafe dinner". www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk. UK: Swindon Advertizer. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Kicking the Bucket: A Festival of Living and Dying". UK. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Westmill Woodland Burial Ground C.I.C." www.datalog.co.uk. UK: Datalog. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Westmill Woodland Burial Ground C.I.C". www.endole.co.uk. UK: Endole. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Good Funeral Awards 2015". goodfuneralawards.co.uk. UK: Good Funeral Awards. 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015.

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