Altrincham Crematorium & Dunham Lawn Cemetery
Altrincham Crematorium opened in 1959 is managed by Trafford Council in Greater Manchester. For your convenience some of the cemetery rules and regulations
surrounding stone memorials have been reproduced below.
At Rogers Masonry we understand the difficult time you face when losing a loved one. That is why we offer a considerate personal service to create a fitting handcrafted memorial or headstone in Granite, Marble, Slate, Sandstone or Limestone.
Whether you want a memorial plaque, bespoke gravestone or a memorial for cremated remains, we can do it all to exact specification and attention, including all design features and engraving on the stone.
Cemetery Rules and Regulations
- How soon after burial can a memorial be erected? When the grip (head of the grave) is not dug there is no 'waiting/settling' period so a memorial can be erected immediately after burial. However if the grip forms part of the grave area and is dug a waiting period of up to 6 months is recommended. During this time you may make arrangements with a monumental mason to choose your memorial.
- How do I buy a grave? Normally, your funeral director will help to make the necessary arrangements for buying a grave. Some people may want to make their own arrangements at the time of the funeral. You can organise this directly by contacting the cemetery office.
- How long can I buy a grave for?
The exclusive right of burial is sold for 50 years. These are known as 'purchased graves'.
- What types of graves are available?
- Lawn-type graves - We will maintain these special areas, at no expense to the grave owner. After the burial, the grave is made level and grassed over. The headstone can have a marble or granite vase plate on which flowers or wreaths can be placed. See information on the individual cemetery for further information.
- Cremated remains plots - These are also lawn-type however they are smaller than the standard grave area. Where cremated remains are interred in private plots a headstone may be obtained from a monumental mason.
- Are all the graves on consecrated ground? No. The consecrated ground is consecrated by the Church of England and is reserved for their use only, all sections are now multi-denominational.
- What is the difference between un-purchased and purchased graves?
- Un-purchased grave - An unpurchased grave, sometimes known as a public or common grave, is where the right to burial cannot be bought and the council has total control of the grave.
No memorial rights exist on public graves so no headstone or other memorial can be put up by families of those interred in the grave.
- Purchased grave - A purchased grave is where the right of burial can be bought for a period of 50 years. The owner of the right of burial can decide who will be buried in the grave and memorials are allowed in line with our cemetery regulations.
- Gardens of Remembrance are special areas set aside for the interment of cremated remains. They are continually used for this purpose and because of this it is not always possible to identify the exact area in which an individual set of remains were placed.
April - September
Monday - Friday: 8am to 7pm
Weekend: 9am to 4:30pm
October - March
Monday - Friday: 8am to 4:30pm
Weekend: 9am to 4:30pm
9am - 4:30pm (with the exception of Christmas day which is 8:30am - 4:30pm)
Tel: 0161 928 7771
Dunham Lawn Cemetery
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