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Cemeteries - Burslem cemetery

Burslem Cemetery
Hanley Road
Opening hours
24 hours, seven days a week
  • new full earth graves 
  • new full earth garden graves 
  • re-open graves 
  • graves for cremation ashes 
  • woodland garden for burial of cremation ashes 
  • garden of remembrance 
    • a lawned area for the scattering of cremation ashes
    • an area available in front to display vase tablets
  • hexagonal columbarium 
  • private gardens - for the disposal of cremation ashes
  • tree plaque
  • communal seat plaque
  • Buxton/Wilford granite seat plaques
  • boutonierre plaques 
  • vase tablets 

After a burial has taken place in a lawn grave, the grave will be topped up as necessary as the ground settles. Graves are usually turfed between October and March, prior to any turf being laid the ground must be allowed to settle. This takes up to six months. This can be about three months after the burial or up to six months if the burial takes place in spring or summer.  We will not normally turf during the summer months, instead we wait until September/October when weather conditions are more suitable.

Garden graves may be available on request. A garden grave enables you to have a 6ft by 2ft strip infront of the grave to plant seasonal plants. Subject to approval it is also possible to have a kerb set installed.

All memorial items should be placed on the memorial foundation - not the grass. Please don't use items that will break, such as glass or earthenware, and make sure that all items left are safe and appropriate. 

We will contact you to ask that unsuitable items be removed within two weeks. If we think that something causes an immediate danger to staff or visitors or makes it difficult for us to carry out grounds maintenance, we will remove it immediately.

Following a burial funeral wreaths and other floral tributes will be removed two weekends after the burial.

All Christmas wreaths and floral tributes are removed on or after the third Monday in January.