St. Paul Parish Cemetery
Expansion Master Plan + Improvements | Hingham, MA
Faced with a lack of space for new interments, St. Paul Parish is undergoing a five-year restoration and expansion project to increase capacity and extend the lifetime of its historic cemetery in Hingham.
Halvorson Design developed a master plan for the 141-year-old cemetery to preserve its historic character, beautify the site through the introduction of new trees and plantings, enhance the entry experience, improve wayfinding, and create new spaces for burials and other forms of memorialization. To create a sense of arrival, the front lawn is being reimagined and will feature a communal memorial, such as a columbarium wall, as well as new benches and plantings to create a welcoming space for reflection.