We own three cemeteries in the borough, and the cemetery office is based at Bury Cemetery.
Bury Cemetery, St Peter's Road, Bury, provides for burials of various religious groups. There are separate areas for:
Jewish and Muslim communities;
babies and young children; and
Bury Cemetery also has a chapel available which can be used for funeral/memorial services and marriages.
Administration of burials for all denominations is carried out at the cemetery office at Bury Cemetery, where genealogical (family tree) searches can also be made. The office can also recommend an undertaker if a funeral needs to be arranged.
Ramsbottom Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Ramsbottom, is our smallest cemetery but still provides for different religious groups and has separate areas for ashes, and for babies and young children.
Radcliffe Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Radcliffe, has an area set aside for "green" burials and an ashes plot. Green burials are where a tree is planted instead of laying a headstone, and environmentally friendly coffins can be used.
A copy of the Cemetery Regulations is available on request from the Cemetery Office or you can download a copy from this web page. We have regulations to maintain proper management, regulation and control of our cemeteries. The regulations provide information on:
the cemetery office
admission to the public
hours of internments and procedures
application for burials
private and public graves
fees and charges
offences in cemeteries
maintenance of graves
Graves may be gardened up to a maximum of 1.0m x 1.0m, immediately in front of the headstone, subject to the grave being maintained at all times. Planting of trees, conifers or shrubs in gardened graves is not allowed.