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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.  

Removal of unauthorised memorials

There are occasions when we need to remove unauthorised memorials from graves to gain access to excavate a grave for a burial. On these occasions every attempt will be made to contact the grave owner to ask them remove the items. If our contact details for the grave owner are out of date then there will be instances when we need to remove the unauthorised items. Any items removed by the council for this purpose will be reinstated.

Service times

Services times are not publicised as they can sometimes change. You can call Bereavement Services 0191 433 3816/3811 or email Monday to Friday 9am-1pm, 2 - 4.30pm to find out the time of a service. We are not responsible for any changes and recommend that you check again before the service is due. Some families do request that service times aren’t given out.

Opening times

MonthWeekdays and SaturdaySunday and public holidays
April to September 8.30am - 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
Tel: 0191 433 3816 or 433 3811

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