There are two Runcorn cemeteries in the town, both managed by Halton Borough Council. Only one of them however has new burial plots available.
Halton Cemetery is situated close to Runcorn Shopping City. This has no more new plots available and only burials in existing graves are allowed there. The cemetery has consecrated and unconsecrated sections.
New plots are available in the much larger Runcorn Cemetery, the main entrance for which is on Greenway Road. This opened in the 1870s and has been gradually extended over the years. The cemetery has sections which only allow lawn-type memorials and others where kerb sets are also allowed. There is no chapel in Runcorn Cemetery although services can take place at the graveside.
There are also sections in Runcorn Cemetery solely for the interment cremated remains. There are also above ground vaults where caskets of ashes can be placed for a fixed time period. However there is no crematorium in Runcorn, with all Halton council cremations taking place at Widnes.
The Runcorn cemeteries are open every day of the year from 9am. Closing times vary according to the time of year. In mid winter the gates are locked at 4.30pm while from April to August they remain open until 8pm. No dogs are allowed, except for assistance dogs.
Fees for 2023/24 are £572 for a cremated remains plot, £952 for a regular grave plot accommodating two coffins, and £1050 for a larger on that can take three coffins. As with many other local authorities, fees double for non Halton residents. Only BRAMM and NAMM registered masons can work in the cemeteries.
Sarsfield Memorials are licensed to work in the Runcorn cemeteries. If you are considering erecting a memorial there or want work doing on an existing one, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.
Over the coming weeks and months, Sarsfield Memorials will be updating our ‘Special Offers‘ page on a regular basis. This is so we can make room at our storage facility for new stock in 2024.
We will be offering various memorials at discounted prices and the first two products are already available to order at a reduced rate.
Available for just £2,340 including VAT and fixing, a Bahama Blue granite weeping angel memorial with carved wings can be installed at your loved one’s grave within six weeks. This price includes one hundred gold letters and flower containers on the base if required. Bahama Blue is a striking natural material that has durability and resistance against inclement weather conditions. The total dimensions of this memorial are 36 by 34 by 4 inches.
A simpler polished black granite oval top memorial with base is on offer at just £900, including fixing and VAT. This price also included one hundred letters for your inscription. The headstone is 30 inches in height and 24 in width. It sits atop a base that is four inches high, giving a total height of 34 inches. Black granite is extremely durable against the elements and also relatively easy to clean and maintain, although we would advise you seek our advice on how to do this.
Please note that while the prices quoted for the memorials on offer include VAT and fixing, cemetery fees are extra. These fees do vary across local authorities.
Sarsfield Memorials are registered to work in cemeteries in all of the Liverpool City Region local authorities. We are Liverpool’s longest established family run monumental mason business, having been in operation for over 75 years. We are continuously evolving to meet market demands and are looking forward to bringing in new products next year. If you would like to purchase any of our discounted products please do not hesitate to contact us.
The entrance to Widnes Cemetery
There are two cemeteries in the town of Widnes, situated in the borough of Halton, which straddles the River Mersey in Cheshire.
The newest of the Widnes cemeteries is Peel House cemetery on the former Fairfield High School site. This has only opened within the last few years and expects to provide capacity for burials until the end of this century. It is set out in a circular design with a central space for contemplation gardens.
Halton Council decided to open Peel House as Widnes Cemetery, dating from late Victorian times, is now nearing full capacity. In the cemetery is a pair of sandstone gabled chapels which are connected by a central tower and are Grade II listed. Part of this structure has now been converted into a crematorium, which caters for cremations for the whole borough. There are one hundred Commonwealth & War Graves Commission headstones at locations throughout the cemetery.
Both Widnes cemeteries have new burial plots available for regular graves. They can only be obtained when a burial is required, there is no advance purchase arrangement. Fees for 2023/24 are £572 for a smaller cremated remains plot, £957 for a grave for one or two burials, and £1080 for a grave that can accommodate three coffins. These are available on a fifty year renewable lease. These fees double for non Halton residents.
It costs £210 for a permit to erect a memorial in Widnes cemeteries and £60 to add additional inscriptions. As with nearly all local authorities, only BRAMM and NAMM registered masons can work in the cemeteries. In addition to traditional graves, Widnes Cemetery has memorial vaults available on renewable leases of ten, twenty of forty years, which can hold up to two caskets of cremated remains. These are made of polished granite, fronted with a black granite plaque on which inscriptions and photo plaques can be added.
Sarsfield Memorials are licensed to work in the two Widnes cemeteries. If you are thinking of installing a new memorial, making changes to or renovating an existing one, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.