also known as: Blyth crematorium.
Northumberland has only one Crematorium at Cowpen, Blyth. This is information should you wish to have someone cremated.
Address: Cowpen Road, Blyth, NE24 5SZ
Tel: 01670 620405
Latest update on Blyth Crematorium - 12 March
A serious fire broke out at Blyth Cowpen
Crematorium building in the early hours of the morning on
Thursday 12th March which has caused significant damage to the
rear of the building.
Unfortunately it is already clear that cremation services will
not be provided for the forseeable future. Funeral
directors have been informed and they will be liaising with the
families involved to make alternative arrangements for them.
The historic chapels at the site have not been directly affected,
but for safety reasons will be closed until a structural assessment
of the rear of the building is completed.
An assessment of the full damage is being made
although it is already known that there has been significant damage
caused to the electrics, structural damage to the steel work and to
At present the cause of the fire is unknown.
If any member of the public has concerns or
questions regarding the crematorium, they can ring the council’s
customer service line on 0845 600 6400 and one of the
authority’s customer service team will be able to assist.
Improvement work at Blyth
We are carrying out a programme of improvement work at the
crematorium, which will run from Autumn 2013 to Summer 2015. The
£1.5million project will ensure that the services we provide there
meet all current day standards and regulations, whilst also
improving the overall quality of service that we provide. We will
be working closely with our contractors to make sure that
disruption is kept to a minimum. If you have any queries please
phone cemetery staff on 01670 620405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilities at the crematorium
- Disabled access
- Wheelchair facilities
- Book of Remembrance Room
- Garden of Remembrance
- Burial Chapel
- Crematorium Chapel
- Office - opening hours:
- Monday to Thursday 8am -12pm and 1pm – 4.30pm
- Friday 8am -12pm and 1pm- 4pm
- Saturday 8am - 12pm
We kindly ask that tokens of remembrance
are not placed in the gardens as they quickly deteriorate and soon
become unsightly. For those who wish to bring flowers for special
occasions or anniversaries, it is respectfully suggested that they
be placed in the Book of Remembrance Room.
Arranging the Service
What happens to the ashes?
The crematorium will need written instructions for the service
and disposal of the cremated remains.
There are lots of options available, including keeping the ashes
in an urn, scattering or burying them. Please note that the
cremation office will issue a cremated remains release certificate
before they are able to release the cremated remains.
There are various types of memorial and remembrance schemes
available through Northumberland County Council including memorial
plaques, the Book of Remembrance, memorial cards and miniature
books. For more information, please go to
our memorials page.