Peterlee Cemetery will be open as usual over the 2017 Christmas period, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day 2017 and New Years Day 2018.
Peterlee Town Council is a Burial Authority and developed Peterlee Cemetery at Eden Lane in 1992. Since then, to date (December 2017), the Cemetery has had 873 interments. As Peterlee is a New Town, a number of it’s older residents are originally from neighbouring villages and some have a preference to be buried in cemeteries in their ‘home’ village. The Town Council pays and annual contribution to Horden Parish Council towards the cost of maintaining Horden Cemetery.
In recent years, the Town Council has made several additional services and facilities available including a new Remembrance Garden, and facilities for cremated remains. A new Cemetery Office, public toilets, access roads and walkways have also been installed. In 2002/2003 we carried out further works to improve access/egress, landscaping and seating works.
Please view or download the following document for Cemetery fees:
Please complete the Interment form below and return to the Cemetery Officer either by email or to the address listed below.
Telephone: 0191 518 2295
Memorial Tree and Seat Scheme
Since the opening of the Cemetery in 1992, Peterlee Cemetery has developed into a beautiful area of peace and tranquility which is maintained to very high standards. Peterlee Town Council is keen to make townsfolk aware of the cemetery’s existence and of the new scheme in place whereby members of the public can purchase either a memorial tree or seat from the Council, then donate it to the Cemetery or Woodhouse Park for others to enjoy.
For further information about this scheme, please contact the Cemetery Officer on 0191 518 2295
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the Cemetery opening times?
A. 09:00-20:00 Mid September – Mid March/09:00-21:00 Mid March-Mid September
Q. Can I obtain direct access for a disabled visitor?
A. Yes, direct access can be arranged through the Cemetery Officer or the Parks Manager, please contact 0191 5862491.
Q. Are there any toilets at Eden Lane Cemetery?
A. There are no toilet facilities in the Cemetery, however toilets are available a short walk away at the Parks Department building.
Q. How do I go about arranging a funeral?
A. Funerals are generally arranged through an undertaker.
Q. How do I go about sorting out a memorial following the interment?
A. All memorials need to be arranged through a qualified stone mason who must be N.A.M.M. or B.R.A.M.M registered to erect memorials within Eden Lane Cemetery. The grave must be purchased (Exclusive Rights) before a head stone can be allowed.
Q. How long must I wait before a memorial can be placed?
A. Memorials can be placed immediately following the interment.
Q. Do I have to turf the grave following the interment?
A. No, the cemetery staff will maintain the grave until a suitable time when the grave will then be turfed.
Q. Where is the cemetery office?
A. The cemetery office is situated within the Parks Department buildings a short walk from the cemetery on Eden Lane.
Q. Who can I speak to regarding general cemetery enquiries?
A. General cemetery enquiries are dealt with through the Cemetery Officer or the Parks Manager on 01915862491.
Q. I have a complaint, what do I do?
A. If you have a complaint please contact the Parks Manager on 01915862491.
Q. Are dogs allowed in the cemetery?
A. Yes, dogs are allowed in the cemetery, however they must be kept on a lead and any mess must be cleaned up and put in the bins provided.
Q. Are there any security measures within the cemetery?
A. Yes, Peterlee Town Council have installed CCTV cameras and street lighting.
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