There are three cemeteries administered by Bury Council, whose contact number is 0161 253 6510. All Bury Council cemeteries cater for different religious groups, as well as having sections for cremated remains. Radcliffe Cemetery has a separate area for green burials and also contains the borough’s only crematorium. This is East Lancashire Crematorium and is privately maintained by Dignity Plc.
|Bury Cemetery||Ramsbottom Cemetery||Radcliffe Cemetery|
St Peter’s Road
The following charges were correct as of September 2021. Fee vary depending on grave size and whether you are a Bury resident. Please click here for a full list of Bury’s fees and charges.
|Cremated remains plots||£425-£1225|
|Baby plots (0-3 years)||£280|
|Interment of ashes||£333-£543|
|Child interment (0-16 years)||£265-£530|
|Right to erect memorial||£102|
Memorials must be no higher than 1200mm (4ft). Their thickness should be between 75mm and 150mm (3 by 6 ins).
Separate size restrictions apply to some Muslim sections and stillborn plots. Please refer to the cemetery regulations here.
Foundations & plinths
Where not already provided, all memorials must have a concrete foundation to be constructed by the mason. All headstones must be supported by and dowelled into the base. Clamps and fastenings must be used in fixing all headstones. The maximum width of any foundation is 300mm (1ft).
For an additional charge, kerbsets are allowed on graves provided a permit has been submitted by a registered stonemason and permission granted.
Bury’s cemeteries are open from 8am to 6pm in the winter months and 8am to dusk in summer.
The cemetery office at St Peter’s Road is open 8am to 330pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 1pm on Fridays.
If you wish to purchase a grave plot in any of Bury’s cemeteries please contact their bereavement services directly on 0161 253 6510.
A full copy of Bury Council’s cemetery regulations can be viewed here.