Oakley Wood Crematorium

Oakley Wood
Bishops Tachbrook
Leamington Spa
CV33 9QP

Tel: 01926 651418
email: oakley.wood@warwickdc.gov.uk

Location and tour

Opening hours

The Crematorium Office is closed to visitors in person but can be contacted by telephone on 01926 651418 or email oakley.wood@warwickdc.gov.uk during office hours:

  • Monday to Thursday - 9am to 5pm
  • Friday - 9am to 4.30pm

The chapel of remembrance is open every day from 9am to 5pm.

Cremation services can take place Monday to Saturday. Cremated remains can be scattered by appointment only.

Directions and parking

Full directions and a location plan

Oakley Wood Crematorium is situated just south of Bishops Tachbrook near to the M40. There are three car parks. Car park number 1 is used mainly for visitors to the Chapel of Remembrance.


Woodland burial

There is a natural, green burial site at Oakley Wood. 


We have records of people who have been cremated at Oakley Wood. We also have records for people buried in all of our cemeteries i.e. Leamington Spa (Brunswick St), Old Milverton, Kenilworth (Oaks Rd), Warwick. We do not have information for those buried in the closed churchyards we maintain.

Any requests for genealogical information should be sent to Oakley Wood Crematorium, Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington Spa, CV33 9QP. For fees and charges, please see our fees page.

Please email oakley.wood@warwickdc.gov.uk and a member of staff will assess the extent of the search and advise you of the relevant costs.

Clearing the grounds

From 31 January 2024, our staff at Oakley Wood will commence clearing the grounds of items left before and during the Christmas period.

Should you wish to retrieve any of the items you may have laid in the Oakley Wood grounds, in memory of your loved ones, please be aware that once the clearing of these items commences, the items will not be retained for future collection.

About the crematorium

The Crematorium was established in 1971, within Oakley Wood, a site having natural beauty and an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. There is an abundance of bird life in the grounds and quietness and patience are often rewarded by the sight of more timid species. Rabbits, grey squirrels, foxes, badgers, moles and muntjac deer are among the mammals that have made Oakley Woods their home.

It has been the constant endeavour of the council to retain the character of the woodland setting. Restriction of memorials has, therefore, been necessary, and the planting of shrubs, trees and flowers by the public is not generally allowed.  Donations can be made to Warwick District Council for the bulb fund. Money donated is used to supplement snowdrops, bluebells and other woodland plants. There is no minimum donation amount.

The grounds encompass 21 acres, 7 acres of which have been set aside for a Woodland Garden of Remembrance.

Except in the Woodland Garden of Remembrance the only form of memorial permitted is the Book of Remembrance.

It is the council’s objective that the whole of the grounds should accord with the original concept – that of a peaceful and permanent woodland.