Feldy View Woodland Cemetery opened in April 2001.

Feldy View is a natural woodland so therefore no adornments are permitted. (Please click here to view Feldy View Rules & Regulations)

Feldy View has the wonderful addition of a bug hotel, built by the Mersea Island Scout Group. The framework was erected by the Explorer Scouts and the different groups within the scouts, cubs and beavers have filled the individual sections. Photos copyright Explorer Scouts.




Snowdrops, purple crocuses and bluebells have been planted in Feldy View.

Feldy View is full of wildlife, some rare. The photos below were taken by Mr Dougal Urquhart (copyright).
Yellow Wagtail, Redstart, Common Lizard, Green Hairstreak butterfly, Painted Lady butterfly and Goldfinch. 

Don't lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a wall,
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold,
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree,
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.
The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way,
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done,
I'll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.

Location map: Feldy View Woodland Cemetery, Firs Road, West Mersea, Mersea Island, Essex, CO5 8JR

Wildlife blog, includes Feldy View sightings: click here

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10 Melrose Road, West Mersea
Colchester, Essex, CO5 8JD


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Telephone: 01206 382128

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