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    Old Park Meadow Natural Burial Ground
    Coppice Lane, North End,
    Chelmsford, Essex
    CM6 3PL

    Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5pm but may vary during holiday periods. We endeavour to answer all calls but should you reach our answerphone please leave a message and one of our friendly and experienced team will call you back as soon as possible.

    Please feel free to come and visit us at any time to have a look around. We hold a coffee morning every Wednesday between 10am and 12 noon, where you can chat with our staff and find out a bit more about green burials, natural burial sites and Old Park Meadow. If you would like to visit another time to speak to a member of staff, please give us a call on 01245 806332 and we can arrange a time that suits you to come along to explore the grounds and Old Park Lodge.

    If the weather has been wet, please wear appropriate footwear to take a walk around the grounds.


    Old Park Meadow Natural Burial Ground is located on the Dunmow Road (B1008) at North End between Chelmsford and Great Dunmow behind the Butchers Arms Pub. Located approximately 9 miles from the centre of Chelmsford and 3 miles from Great Dunmow in a tranquil and picturesque countryside location.

    If you are using a sat nav please use CM6 3PL postcode.

    Old Park Meadow has on-site parking for up to 48 cars, including four accessible bays with a dedicated turning and parking area for a hearse. There is additional parking for 25 cars on grass (weather dependent). There are toilet facilities as well as a gathering area inside Old Park Lodge for before and after the service. A wake can also be held here.

    You do not need an appointment to visit Old Park Meadow. Many visitors come to enjoy the beauty of Old Park Meadow, take a stroll and enjoy seeing the plants and trees grow over time. Very occasionally we have to close for a few hours, this may be due to land management or the funeral of a public figure which can sometimes demand complete privacy.

    If you do stop by for a visit, we recommend sensible footwear for your comfort and safety in enjoying the natural meadows and young woodland.

    By Train:
    The closest train stations to us are Chelmsford and Stansted Airport, from which you can take a taxi or bus.

    By Bus:
    You can take the X30, which runs between Stansted Airport and Chelmsford to the bus stop called “North End adjacent” or “opposite Black Chapel Lane”. Both these stops are under 200 metres away from Old Park Meadow.

    By Taxi:
    All these companies provide a service to Old Park Meadow from various locations, as listed.
    Barnston Luxury Travel – 01371879922 – Local to Old Park Meadow and Great Dunmow
    Associated Taxis – 01279655666 – Close to Stansted and Bishop’s Stortford
    Chelmsford City Transport – 07952878308 – Chelmsford based taxi firm that can also accommodate wheelchairs
    Freedom Taxi – 01376 230024 – Braintree based


    “I can’t say how grateful I am for their love and care – there are no words.  They also run so many events to help keep you stay connected if that’s what you want.  Amazing place with amazing people.  Would give them higher than 5* if could.”


    “Sincere thanks to everyone at Old Park Meadow for their outstanding professional and kind support; and for helping us to arrange such a beautiful Celebration of Life for our son. Old Park Meadow is such a beautiful and peaceful place and the staff are wonderful. The service was exactly what we wanted and so many people who were there have told us how impressed they were both with the service and the venue. I would not hesitate to recommend Old Park Meadow to anyone seeking a natural burial for a loved one.”


    “Just a few lines to thank you all for your help yesterday. The professional way you approached everything was highly commendable. It made a grim day much brighter.”


    “I just wanted to thank you both so much for all your help, kindness and professionalism.  The whole family are so grateful, that with your help we were able to say goodbye to our dad in such a beautiful way. It has helped so much to know that he is laid to rest in a place that he would’ve loved.  I imagine that you both go well beyond your job description! You have helped us through a very stressful and difficult time with such thoughtfulness, consideration and care and I truly thank you so much for making such a sad time, when you can’t think straight, bearable.”


    “We would like to thank you for the fantastic service you provided last Tuesday. Everything was perfectly organised and we were especially grateful for being so accommodating. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found your Lodge and the service you offer which was just right for our needs.  We were also blessed with a glorious sunny day! The acoustics and afternoon tea were also great and please pass on our thanks to the caterers.”


    “Such a lovely place for Mum’s final resting place. Just what she wanted with a wonderful service, Delyse and all the staff were so understanding.”


    “We were very pleased to find Old Park Meadow as a resting place for my mother who wanted a woodland burial. The location is beautiful, and the service room is both beautiful and uplifting. It is very well run and organised. The emphasis here is on natural, and much attention has been given to planting and conservation. The planting is relatively recent, so trees are still young, but will obviously mature over time. Costs were reasonable, and clearly set out. My sisters and I looked at several other natural burial grounds, but this was a clear first choice for us.”


    My family and I chose Old Park Meadow to hold my late brothers funeral service. It was without a doubt the right choice, both the chapel and grounds are beautiful, and brought a definite sense of calm and peace to the occasion. Delyse is a pleasure to deal with, and nothing was too much trouble for her. I would have no hesitation in recommending Old Park Meadow for any occasion. Thank you so much for making a difficult time a lot easier.


    “Thank you Delyse for assisting us in making our small service for my Mum’s internment perfect, my Mum enjoyed nature of all aspects and all it’s beauty and oak park meadow is such a perfect place for her final resting place. I cant wait to see how things grow and change and Mum’s tree flourish in all its beauty and the wildlife that makes it there new home over the years as i visit my mum over the years to come with my family.”


    “What a beautiful place, from the minute I drove down the drive I knew it was going to be nice, but when you get out of the car and see the stunning views and beautiful building it’s something else. Really tranquil and welcoming. Attention to detail is outstanding, well done to all those involved.”


    “Truly Beautiful setting. Vast amount of memorial options at this gorgeous nature reserve. Very lovely welcoming and extremely helpful staff that made laying our amazing mummy to rest, much more bearable.”


    “What a wonderful place – so peaceful and beautiful inside and out. A pleasure to meet Delyse and look forward to working with you in the future.”


    “We have received so many lovely comments about Mum’s service on Tuesday – and everybody I spoke to commented on the beautiful setting. Thanks once again for your help in making it the wonderful tribute that Mum deserved.”


    “A beautiful and tranquil place. I feel peaceful knowing mum is here. Delyse was incredibly thoughtful and supportive. I was touched by how she helped us include four very small grandchildren in a gentle, loving and practical way to help them say goodbye to Nana.”


    “Thank you for yesterday. The burial ground is so beautiful and peaceful, it was a privilege to be able to lay dad to rest somewhere so pretty. Being able to hear the sheep in the background and knowing that some of dads younger years were in rural Yorkshire (very much sheep country) was lovely and emphasised the peace of the setting. And so in keeping with his wishes to return to nature in death. It’s comforting to know he would have loved the site, we can imagine him off sunbathing in the long grass.”

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