Mill Lane Cemetery in Cheadle is the newest of the five cemeteries maintained by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. It opened in 1993 and has plots available for both regular burials and interment of cremated remains.

Characterised by broad lawns, Mill Lane Cemetery is a far cry from the clinical designs of Victorian times. Trees help to enhance the cemetery’s feel of somewhere to reflect and commemorate the lives of loved ones, rather than mourn. There is plenty of room for expansion at the cemetery, which has dedicated sections for Jewish and Muslim burials.

Recognising that visitors may wish to spend more than just a few minutes at the graveside, there are plenty of benches and even toilets. However, the feature that sets Mill Lane Cemetery apart from others is the fact that it was granted planning permission on the basis there would be no upright memorials.

All the memorials in the cemetery are sloping and have size restrictions of three feet wide by two feet long, with the height ranging from five inches at the top to three at the bottom. In the cremated remains section, the permitted dimensions are seventeen by fifteen inches, with height set at four inches.

Ornamentation such as vases and urns are also permitted, but must not exceed eleven inches in height. There are no restrictions on the height of fresh flowers, but plastic ones must conform to the specifications.

If you have a loved one buried at Mill Lane Cemetery and are interested in a new memorial or adding inscriptions to/renovating an existing one, please contact us. Alberti Lupton & Co are registered with Stockport council as an approved mason permitted to carry out work in the cemetery. At our yard you can browse the largest selection of memorials in Greater Manchester, but we can also discuss bespoke requirements with you. We will also be happy to advise on cemetery fees and regulations.