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Windsor Road, Birtley DH3 1PQ.

Birtley Cemetery was opened in 1926.

A cremated remains section is available.

This cemetery also has special areas for the burial of babies and children. In exceptional cases where the burial of non-viable foetal remains has previously taken place, it may be possible to accommodate a further burial.

To purchase a grave, visit our buying a grave page.

The chapel has seating for approximately 80 people with extra room for standing in the entrance. The chapel is available for funeral services of all denominations and sects and although there is a cross on the wall, this can be covered if so desired.   

Opening times

MonthWeekdays and SaturdaySunday and public holidays
April to September 8am - 7.30pm 10am - 7.30pm
October to March  8.30am - 3.45pm 10am - 3.45pm

During periods of wet weather cemeteries may become waterlogged. In the event of bad weather it maybe necessary to close at short notice.



Contact us

Bereavement Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH
Tel: 0191 433 3816 or 433 3811
Email: cemeteriesandcrematoria@gateshead.gov.uk 

Office opening times: Monday to Friday 9am-1pm, 2 - 4.30pm