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 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.
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 If our contact details for the grave owner are out of date then there will be instances when we need to remove the unauthorised items.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.
Services times are not publicised as they can sometimes change. You can call Bereavement Services 0191 433 3816/3811 or email email@example.com Monday to Friday between 9am-1pm, and 2 - 4pm 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 are not given out.
Saltwell Road South
0191 433 3816 or 433 3811
Weekdays and Saturdays: 8.30am to 7.30pm
Sundays and public holidays: 10am to 7.30pm
October to March
Weekdays and Saturdays: 8.30am to 3.45pm
Sundays and public holidays: 10am to 3.45pm