In 1982, when the Parish Churches of St Peter's, Bishop's Waltham and St Barnabas, Swanmore concluded that their burial grounds were complete, the two parish Councils established a joint burial authority and purchased land between the two villages at West Hoe for a cemetary.
Over the past twenty or so years, this land has been developed as a beautiful resting place for parishioners of Bishop's Waltham, Swanmore and the surrounding area.
It is the right of all residents of the two parishes to choose to be laid to rest at West Hoe. Parishioners and other close relatives receive preferential treatment, and the maintenance of the burial ground is subsidised from the Parish precepts of the two villages on a pro-rate basis; two thirds from Bishop's Waltham and one third from Swanmore. Interment of non parishioners is by application.
Agendas and Minutes from the West Hoe Cemetery Management Committee meetings can be found here.