Oldham Council operates six cemeteries and one crematorium.
All administration is carried out in the offices at Hollinwood Cemetery, which is open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Their telephone number 0161 681 1312.
Two of the cemeteries, at Chadderton and Greenaces, opened in the mid 19th Century and are Grade II listed by Historic England.
|Chadderton Cemetery||Crompton Cemetery||Failsworth Cemetery|
|Greenacres Cemetery||Hollinwood Cemetery||Lees Cemetery|
|Oldham Crematorium||Royton Cemetery|
Oldham Council operates a registration scheme. Only masons that can demonstrate their ability through BRAMM or NAMM qualifications can register. Alberti, Lupton & Co are registered with Oldham Council and this can be confirmed via their central cemeteries office.
Click here for a full copy of Oldham Council cemetery fees and charges. The following for new plot purchases and rights to erect a memorial were correct as of December 2019.
|New grave for 1 or 2 people (resident)||£860|
|New grave for 3 people (resident)||£910|
New grave for 1 or 2 people (non resident)
New grave for 3 people (non resident)
|Plots for cremated remains (resident)||£360-£750|
|Plots for cremated remains (non resident)||£530-£1125|
|Right to erect a memorial (resident)||£175|
|Right to erect a memorial (non resident)||£250|
|Permission to add an inscription to existing memorial||£45|
Memorials in Oldham Council’s cemeteries should be no more than 900mm (3ft) in height and/or width. They must be between 75mm (3ins) and 150mm (6ins) in thickness.
Foundations & Plinths
Foundations are available costing £160-£170 dependingn on grave size. All memorials must be installed using a ground fixing system that meets the criteria for stability laid down by the National Association of Monumental Masons.
Oldham Council no longer allows kerbsets on new graves.
Oldham Council inspects headstones for safety every five years. Every 5 years. A notice is attached to the headstone if the Council needs to make a headstone safe and where they have contact details we will write to the grave owner.
Repairs are at the owner’s expense and must be done by a registered memorial mason. If repairs are not done the memorial may be removed
Applications to purchase grave spaces can be made via your funeral director or direct to the cemeteries office at Hollinwood:-
Hollinwood Cemetery Office
TEL : 0161 681 1312
E Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.oldham.gov.uk
Cemetery Regulations are avaiable here https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200536/graves_and_memorials/639/headstones