Burials in Stoke-on-Trent


The Bereavement Care Service is responsible for all burials which take place in all of the nine cemeteries in Stoke-on-Trent.

These cemeteries are:

Carmountside Cemetery and Crematorium keep a list of burials which have taken place in all of the city cemeteries in Stoke-on-Trent.  These are arranged in date order, but without name index.
If you want to search our records, please contact the Carmountside office on: 01782 235050 for details. Some records are available at the city centre library.

To book a burial please contact the Bereavement Care Service office on 01782 235050. You can book a burial yourself, or if you prefer, a Funeral Director can do it for you. You need to provide three (working days) notice for a burial to take place.

All payments need to made no later than the working day prior to the burial taking place. We take payments by;

  • Cash,
  • Building Society/Solicitors cheques,
  • Debit/Credit card

Please note we do not accept personal cheques

To find out more information about burials in Stoke-on-Trent, please click on the attached booklet at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions about burials you can contact the Bereavement Care Service office on 01782 235050 and a member of staff will try to answer any of your questions.

Weekend and Bank Holiday Burial Provision

For information regarding our Weekend and Bank Holiday Burial Provision please see the booklet of the same name at the bottom of this page.


All cemetery grounds opening hours

Access to Stoke-on-Trent City Council cemeteries is between these times only:

  • Summer - 8am till 8pm every day
  • Winter - 8am till 5pm every day  

These times will coincide with the seasonal changes as dictated by Daylight Saving Hours.

You must not enter the cemeteries outside of these hours, doing so will be trespassing.

Baby and Infant Funerals
Please see the document below for policy and guidance information - designed to assist bereaved parents when making decisions. The document was formulated with the kind assistance of Sands (the stillbirth and neonatal death charity) during the review of the Institute of Cemetery Management Charter for the Bereaved. The intention of the document is to provide information to parents and burial authorities, and ultimately raise the level of services provided.

CCTV cameras operate in Fenton, Burslem cemeteries and Carmoutside Cemetery & Crematorium while security patrols are carried out in all cemeteries. 

Traffic Management
We ask that you respect the five mile per hour speed limit in all cemeteries.  Please use designated parking spaces where provided and do not drive or park on the grassed areas.  Traffic control barriers are in place in many cemeteries to keep pedestrians safe, and protect graves and memorials from damage by vehicles.  You can still access restricted areas by arranging this with us in the Carmountside office. 

We don’t mind if you bring your dogs into the cemetery grounds, but would ask you to keep them on a lead at all times, and always clean up after them.  No dogs are allowed in the Garden of Remembrance, Woodland Park, Sweet Dreams and Butterfly Dreams babies and children's burial areas at Carmountside Cemetery. 

We have staff that can carry out searches of grave and cremation registers for you.  We need the full name, date of death and cemetery where the person is buried.  There is a charge for this service please see fees and charges leaflet below. 

How to apply for a register search:

  • Apply online - click here to apply online
  • Apply by post - download a copy of the application form from the bottom of the page.
  • Apply in person - Visit the Bereavement Care Service office and complete an application form.

Click here for our contact details

Stoke-on-Trent City Archives has copies of the city's burial registers from their beginning in the late nineteenth century up to 1960. It also has copies of the parish registers which records burials in the city's Church of England churchyards up to around 1950. The archives offer advice on tracing your family tree and hold a wide range of resources. If you want to obtain a death certificate you should contact the Register Office at Hanley Town Hall who are also able to offer advice on locating family history information. 

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