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Saltwell Cemetery


Saltwell Road South, Gateshead, NE8 4TQ

Saltwell cemetery was opened in 1905 and lies in the heart of Gateshead. It covers an area of approximately 37 acres and has a designated Muslim section. The cemetery contains war graves of both world wars, all lying in different parts of the cemetery. 

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 and complete the form. 

Opening times

 MonthWeekdays and SaturdaySunday and bank holidays
April to September 8.30am - 7.30pm 10am - 7.30pm
October to March 8.30am - 3.30pm 10.30am - 3.30pm

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