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.