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.
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.
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.