Mid Warwickshire Crematorium

Oakley Wood
Bishops Tachbrook
Leamington Spa
CV33 9QP

Tel: 01926 651418
Fax: 01926 651332
email: oakley.wood@warwickdc.gov.uk

Opening hours:

The Crematorium Office is open Monday to Thursday from 9.00am to 5.00pm and on Friday from 9.00am to 4.30pm  

The chapel of remembrance is open Monday to Sunday and bank holidays from 9.00am to 5.00pm

Cremation services can take place Monday to Friday. Cremated remains can be scattered on any week day or Saturday 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.

Fees

Oakley Wood Crematorium fees.

Woodland burial

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

Records

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 Mid-Warwickshrie Crematorium, Oakley Wood, Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington Spa, CV33 9QP enclosing a cheque for each person you are looking for made payable to Warwick District Council for £7.80 if you want a response by email, or £10.00 if you want the the information including maps to be sent in the post.

If the information you have is vague (eg no specific dates) then 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.

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 in 2011 was used to redesign and plant the woodland garden just outside the South chapel and donations received in 2012 were 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.