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Gateshead East Cemetery

 

Sunderland Road/Cemetery Road, Gateshead, NE8 3HH (nearest building)

East Cemetery is our oldest cemetery, opened in 1862, and has been 'closed' for many years as there are no new grave plots available. Many deed holders for the cemetery are returning to their family graves and having cremated remains interred.

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 If our contact details for the grave owner are out of date then there will be instances when we need to remove the unauthorised items.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 cemeteriesandcrematoria@gateshead.gov.uk 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
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