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Sunderland Road Villas, Gateshead, NE10 0NT (nearest building)

Heworth Cemetery was opened in 1941 and is now closed for new burials. Many deed holders are returning to their family graves and having cremated remains interred.

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 SaturdaysSundays 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