Burnley Council operates two cemeteries and one crematorium. New burial plots are available at both cemeteries, of which Burnley is the larger.
The council’s bereavement services is located at Burnley Cemetery, contactable on 01282 477148 & 01282 477232. Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org
St John’s Cemetery, Padiham
St John’s Road
Burnley Council operates a memorial masons registration scheme, so that all work is carried out to national standards. Alberti, Lupton & Co is registered with this scheme.
The following charges for commonly requested services were correct as of September 2021.
|Admission of Memorial||£265||No charge for 0-17 year olds|
|Additional Inscription (When adding a name to existing memorial)||£51|
|Purchase of burial plot||£1120-£1377|
|Cremated remains plot||£444|
Different maximum sizes apply in Burnley’s cemeteries and there are even differences between sections. Maximum height of memorials is between three and four feet, with width at three feet. Please contact bereravement services for confirmation.
Foundations are already set in certain sections of the cemeteries, we will be happy to discuss this should you wish to place an order for a memorial in one of Burnley’s cemeteries.
Burnley Council does allow kerb sets in its cemeteries. There is a further charge of £158, and £96 if you wish to fill it with chippings.
Burnley Council regularly inspects memorials for safety. Any that are found to be unsafe will have a temporary support installed, or laid flat. This is to reduce the risk of injury to the public. The council will issue a yellow safety warning label and also contact the owners to inform them of this action.
Applications can be made direct to Burnley Council by the following methods:-
Burnley Borough Council
93 Rossendale Road
Tel: 01282 477148 & 01282 477232
Fax: 01282 458904
For a copy of Burnley Council’s cemetery regulations, please contact their bereavement servies direct.