Cemeteries

There are 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
  • burying ashes.

Bury Cemetery Office opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday, 8am to 3.30pm.
  • Fridays, 8am to 1pm.

The cemetery office is closed at weekends. It is also closed for short periods during normal opening hours when staff are at funerals at other cemeteries. Please make an appointment before visiting Bury Cemetery office.

Cemetery Gates

In the winter, the gates open at 8am and close at 6pm. In the summer, the gates open at 8am and close at dusk.

Ramsbottom Cemetery

Cemetery Road, Ramsbottom

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 in 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.

Headstone safety

All headstones are the responsibility of the grave owners. However, we are responsible for safety in our cemeteries and we check each headstone once every five years. This work is carried out by trained officers, and headstones that are unsafe are carefully laid down. Where possible, we tell the person who owns that grave, or their friends or family. We need to do this because elsewhere in the country people have been injured, or even killed, by headstones toppling over.

Contact for Bereavement Service