Interments in the council cemeteries may take place Monday to
Friday between the hours of 9.30am and 3.00pm, Saturdays 9.30am to
The cemeteries are administered through the office at Cowpen
Crematorium, Tweedmouth Depot and Coopies Lane Depot (Morpeth) who
should be contacted as soon as possible.
Contact Details can be found here
You will need to complete an Application form and provide the
Registrars Certificate for Cremation or Burial, or the Coroners
Order for Burial. If the family already has the Exclusive Right of
Burial in a grave, the appropriate grave details, and if available
the Grave Deed, must be provided to the local cemetery office.
In order to allow sufficient time to prepare the grave, three
working days notice is required before the service.
The funeral service can be conducted at the graveside, in a
place of worship or, in the burial chapel.
The coffin for burial can be traditional, casket, biodegradable
(cardboard) or made of other biodegradable material such as woven
As with cremation the use of traditional hearse and limousines
could be dispensed with and alternative vehicles used for the
journey to the cemetery.
List of Local cemeteries owned by
Northumberland County Council