There are six Oldham Council cemeteries and one crematorium.

All administration of Oldham Council cemeteries 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 CemeteryCrompton CemeteryFailsworth Cemetery

Middleton Road
Chadderton
Oldham

OL9 OJZ

Fraser Street
Shaw
Oldham

OL2 7SD

Cemetery Road
Failsworth
Manchester

M35 ORS

Greenacres CemeteryHollinwood CemeteryLees Cemetery

Greenacres Road
Greenacres
Oldham

OL4 3HT

Roman Road
Hollinwood
Oldham

OL8 3LU

Thomas Street
Lees
Oldham

OL4 5BT

   
Oldham CrematoriumRoyton Cemetery 

Hollinwood Cemetery
Roman Road
Hollinwood
Oldham

OL8 3LU

Cemetery Road
Royton
Oldham
 
   
Registration Scheme

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.

Cemetery Charges

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. 

DescriptionCost
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)

£1290

New grave for 3 people (non resident)

£1360
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
Permitted Sizes

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.

Kerb Sets

Oldham Council no longer allows kerbsets on new graves.

Additional Notes

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

Application Procedure

Applications to purchase grave spaces can be made via your funeral director or direct to the cemeteries office at Hollinwood:-

Hollinwood Cemetery Office
Roman Road
Hollinwood
Oldham

OL8 3LU

TEL : 0161 681 1312

E Mail : env.cemeteries@oldham.gov.uk

Website : www.oldham.gov.uk

Cemetery Regulations

Cemetery Regulations are avaiable here https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200536/graves_and_memorials/639/headstones