Cemeteries - Carmountside Cemetery and Crematorium

Address
Leek Road
Milton
Stoke-on-Trent
ST2 7AB
Opening hours
8am to 5pm (including throughout Christmas and new year)

Office opening times:
Monday to Thursday: 8.45am to 5pm
Friday: 8.45am to 4.30pm
Saturday: 9am to noon

It is currently expected new graves will be available until approximately 2042.

Facilities:

  • large chapel, seating 150, which is available for services
  • new full earth graves  
  • re-open graves 
  • graves for cremation ashes 
  • woodland park environmentally-friendly burial area 
  • sweet dreams and butterfly garden children's and babies' burial and cremation ashes area
    • the butterfly area is still used for cremation ashes

    • butterfly dreams garden offers the choice of private graves where families can have a personalised memorial or a shared grave

    • areas where families can leave personal mementos

    • Wendy houses provide a place where many people place personal mementoes

    • during the Christmas period a tree is placed in each of the gardens where families can sponsor the star lights in memory of their loved ones

    • features in the garden are funded by donations collected from the wishing well and from donations made following chapel services.

  • war memorial

  • private gardens 

Maintenance

After a burial in a lawn grave has taken place, 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.

All memorial items should be placed on the memorial foundation - not the grass. 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.