Chester West and Cheshire Council Cemeteries

Cheshire West and Chester Council operates five cemeteries and one crematorium across the borough, which was established in 2009 by the amalgamation of Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston, and Vale Royal local authorities.

Chester West and Cheshire Cemeteries

Entrance to Chester Crematorium

All of the administrative staff are based at Blacon Cemetery. This is adjacent to Chester Crematorium,the only place in the borough for cremations. Blacon is one of two cemeteries in Chester. The other is in Overleigh, situated in the southern suburb of Handbridge.

The former borough of Ellesmere Port & Neston has cemeteries situated in Overpool and Neston. There is just one cemetery in what was Vale Royal; Wharton in Winsford. 

Memorials are restricted in size to four feet in height by three feet width. Kerb sets measuring up to seven feet six inches by three feet are allowed in traditional sections, but not the newer ones which are restricted to lawn type memorials. 

At Overleigh cemetery there are dedicated plots for the interment of both cremated remains and babies, where the size restrictions are two feet six inches by two feet and two feet three inches by two feet respectively. All of Cheshire West and Chester Council cemeteries have memorial gardens for the scattering of ashes, with various options for memorial plaques and vases.

There are a range of fees and charges for cemetery services provided by Cheshire West & Chester Council. New burial plots range from £1794.50 to £1971.50 for residents depending how many are to be buried in the grave. These fees double for non residents. Plots for cremated remains only cost £791.50. It costs £123.50 for the right to erect a memorial and £31 for additional inscriptions. A full list of the fees and charges can be viewed online here

Cheshire West and Chester Council cemeteries

Overpool Cemetery

Only masons registered with Cheshire West & Chester Council can carry out work in their cemeteries. After receiving lots of enquiries from our Liverpool customers asking us to supply memorials for deceased relatives in the borough, Sarsfield Memorials have now registered with the authority’s scheme. In doing this we are committing to carrying out work to a high standard and being respectful and considerate in cemeteries. 

As Liverpool’s oldest family run monumental mason, having been established in 1947, we look forward to working in the Cheshire West and Chester area. If you would like to install a memorial in any of the borough’s cemeteries, or renovate an existing one, please contact us. We will be happy to discuss your requirements and provide a free quote with no obligation. 

Liverpool City Council Cemeteries

Liverpool City Council administers six cemeteries at locations around the city. All of them were opened prior to the First World War, and not all of them have new grave plots available for purchase. 

Allerton Cemetery Entrance

The newest of Liverpool City Council’s cemeteries is Allerton, which opened in 1909. It was designed by the city engineer John A. Brodie, who sought to make it more welcoming, like a park, with much greenery and wide pathways. Allerton is rare in that all three of the denominational chapels are still standing, although none of them are currently in use. 

The lodge at Allerton Cemetery now home to the administrative staff of Liverpool City Council’s cemeteries and crematoria department. Please be aware though that there is no drop-in service, all enquiries are dealt with by email and telephone. 

Allerton Cemetery has new grave plots available for both regular burials and cremated remains. There is also a dedicated Muslim section as well as an area for eco-friendly woodland burials.

The only other of Liverpool City council’s cemeteries where plots can be purchased for both regular burials and cremated remains is Anfield, which opened in 1863. Of the other four cemeteries, Toxteth and Everton have new grave plots available. Kirkdale and West Derby cemeteries both have plots for cremated remains available, but burials can only be accommodated in existing graves which are not full to capacity. 

Liverpool City Council’s two crematoria are at Anfield and Springwood, which are both in very close proximity to Anfield and Allerton cemeteries respectively. Both crematoria have memorial gardens where ashes can be scattered and small memorial plaques placed for a fixed period. In addition Springwood has a dedicated baby garden and Anfield also has a columbarium where memorial caskets can be placed, renewable every five or ten years. 

A full range of Liverpool City Council’s fees and charges for their cemeteries can be downloaded here. As of February 2020, a grave plot including the right to erect a memorial costs £1040 for city residents and £2040 for non residents. The cost of replacing a memorial to an existing grave is £163 and adding inscriptions £46. Unlike many other local authorities, Liverpool still allows kerb sets in their cemeteries for a fee of £104. 

Sarsfield Memorials are licensed to work in all Liverpool City Council run cemeteries. We are Liverpool’s oldest family run monumental mason business and have been in going for over seventy years. If you would like to discuss erecting a memorial or renovating an existing one at an of Liverpool’s cemeteries or crematoria, please contact us. We will be happy to discuss your requirements and provide a free no obligation quote.