The Town Council owns and manages:-
Longcross Cemetery is situated in the Townstal area of Dartmouth and is approximately 200 years old. Access to Burial Records is available on request. For information on reservation of plots/headstones please contact the Guildhall Offices.
The Council have also established a Natural Burial Site at this location. The area is fenced off with access via a gate, this is to clearly define the Natural Burial site from the remainder of the Cemetery grounds.
Each grave will be marked with a small engraved granite tablet, set in the ground, alongside the grave. The grass at the site will be allowed to grow long to encourage wild birds and insects.
Market days are held on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the inner Market.
For further information and availability of pitches, Julian Mead (Market Supervisor) can be contacted on 07723 615228.
Situated in Duke Street, the historic Grade I Listed building of the Butterwalk houses both domestic and retail units, including the Dartmouth Museum. There is also a unique plaster ceiling which can be viewed through application to the Museum, showing the Tree of Jesse; a depiction in art of the ancestors of Christ.
The three and a half acre Community Orchard is situated between College Way and Ridge Hill/Mount Boone. The land was bought from the Ministry of Defence in 1991 and in 1996 a land management agreement for three years between South Hams District Council and the Town Council enabled it to be restored, enhancing the wildlife and landscape value. More than 70 apple trees of several varieties have been planted. You are more than welcome to come and pick some of the apples in the Autumn, but please leave some for other people! The Council would like to encourage everyone to make use of the Orchard - families, individuals, youngsters, schools and youth organisations. If there is anything we can do to assist your visit, please let us know.
Situated in front of the Royal Castle Hotel the Boatfloat currently has approximately 90 vessels moored in it. Moorings are renewed annually on 1st April. Please contact the offices for further details on how to apply for a mooring (maximum vessel length 18’).
We have two rooms available for hire within the Guildhall. The Clifton Room will accommodate a maximum of 60 people and is ideal for meetings and other small events. The Ballroom will accommodate a maximum of 200 people. It has a stage at one end, making it ideal for dramatic or musical events. The Council Chamber within the Guildhall is mainly used for Council Committee meetings, but is used for Marriage Ceremonies, as the Council holds a Civil Marriage Licence.
The Royal Avenue Gardens
These are owned by South Hams District Council, but the Town Council lease the Amenity Hut and organise bookings throughout the summer in order for local organizations to hold fundraising events. If you wish to make a booking please contact the Council offices.
The Council has recently converted a small area of land for Allotments in Milton Lane, where there are now 15 plots.