Burnley Cemetery & Crematorium

Burnley Cemetery and Crematorium

Burnley Cemetery and Crematorium – information including contact details, cemetery fees and regulations for what is and what isn’t allowed.

Burnley Lawn Memorials

Lawn Memorials

  • Burnley Cemetery has three lawn sections, two at the top of the cemetery next to Rossendale road (LPA – Non-Conformists & LPB – Church of England) and a third section (LPC – Catholic section) located half way down the cemetery on the right hand side. In the past memorials had to be certain sizes but this rule has now been dropped and you are now allowed memorials up to 3’2″ high by 3’0″ wide. These sections now have concrete beams allowing the memorial to be erected far sooner.
  • Other parts of the cemetery still require their own foundation with a ground anchor used for stability. The maximum sizes for these sections are 4’0″ high x 3’0″ wide.
  • Grave numbers at the top of the cemetery start with the letters NE and below the soldier statue start with the letter A. If no pre-fixed letter then the grave is in the old part of the cemetery.
Burnley Cremation Memorials

  • Wedges available 12″x 18″ x 4/1″.
  • Either all polished Black or Sea Grey granite, other granite colours are available.
  • Wedge must be placed on a single flag measuring 2’6 x 2’0.
  • Plot number must be placed on reverse of wedge.
  • Our wedge price inclusive of ALL Lettering, Fixing & V.A.T. is £295. The only additional charge is a cemetery fee of £97. Total cost £392.
  • Burnley Crematorium has Cremation Walls available; please contact Burnley Cemetery office for further information. The green slate plaques 12″ x 9″ are sold by Burnley Borough Council directly.

2015 Half Graves

  • Ashes plot is now full – two new half grave sections within the Laburnum and NRC sections for the internment of cremated remains. The right to erect a full memorial or a desktop memorial in compliance with the cemetery rules and regulations will be permitted, however the foundation will be provided and laid by the council.
  • The graves within the Laburnum plot are situated on the grass verge at the bottom of the plot overlooking the RC Lawn Section. Grave numbers within this section will be preceded by LHG.
  • The graves within the NRC section run back to back along the path side. Grave numbers within this section will be preceded by NHG. All memorials must have the appropriate grave number engraved onto the base or reverse of the memorial.


Updated: 24.1.2019
Right to erect a memorial (including all names) £265
Additional inscription (each name) £51
Vase under 12" (with or without inscription) NO FEE
Vase over 12" or new ashes wedges £97
New ashes wedges £97

Height Restrictions

Maximum Height 4'0"
Width 3'2"
Minium Height

Office Notes

  • Enclose a copy of the grave papers with applications for NEW memorials – NO signature required.
  • Rules have been relaxed on the Lawn Plots – now allow teddy or small heart shapes etc but if unsure ring to check first.
  • Please ensure type of fixing is confirmed on each application.
  • Also note on each additional application whether or not the memorial will be removed from the cemetery for the work to be done.
  • Cremation walls available next to the crematorium, please contact the cemetery office for more details.

Cemetery Information

Address For Application

Burnley Borough Council

Cemeteries Office
93 Rossendale Road
BB11 5DD

Tel: 01282 477148
Fax: 01282 458904

Email: abroughton@burnley.gov.uk
Email: ccollinge@burnley.gov.uk

Cheques payable to:

Burnley Borough Council