Monumental & Memorial Masons
Newcastle Cemetery was opened on 1 July 1866 and is managed from the Keele Cemetery Office.
There are re-open and cremated remains grave spaces available at Newcastle Cemetery
There are standpipes for water, information boards, toilets, bins, seating and a rose garden.
There is no vehicle access unless part of the funeral cortege or a permit has been issued.
Newcastle Cemetery has a small Victorian chapel (Grade II Listed) available for funeral, burial and memorial services of any denomination.
A memorial can be erected on a grave in all borough cemeteries in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
The memorial must be an upright headstone type or vase - kerb sets and large memorials are no longer allowed - and all memorials are subject to council regulations and the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) code of practice. All memorials, including vases, are restricted to a minimum and maximum size.
Temporary wooden crosses are allowed on graves.
Rogers Masonry will help you choose a memorial and complete the application forms that will need to be signed by the grave owner(s). It will then be submitted to the cemetery office for approval and once the application has been approved, a permit will be issued and the stone can be installed.
A memorial cannot be erected on a grave for a minimum of six months after a burial has taken place. However, cremated remains graves are exempt from this settlement period as those memorials are fitted onto a stone slab.
Cemetery Plans and Statutory Registers
Plans giving the location of all graves, are kept at Keele Cemetery and can be viewed by appointment during office hours free of charge.
For your convenience the Cemetery Rules and Regulations for Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme cemeteries has been reproduced here...
The cemetery opens from 8am each day and will close 30 minutes before sunset (8pm during summer).
Records are held at Keele Cemetery Office
Keele Cemetery Office
Tel: 01782 616379
Rogers Masonry Ltd