Cemetery             Cemetery

Cemetery front gates

 

Newport Town Council is a burial authority and as such maintains its own cemetery and burial records.

Cemetery Address -  Audley Avenue, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7DS (Note: you are unable to drive into the cemetery if you approach it from the South through the industrial estate as their are bollards that block the road just before you reach the Cemetery junction).

About the Cemetery - Newport General Cemetery was opened for burials on 2nd March 1859 with its first interment taking place on 5 March 1859 when it is noted that some 1000 people witnessed the burial. The Cemetery contains a Chapel built at the same time and is bounded at the public road side by fine wrought iron railings and gates. The cemetery is situated off Audley Avenue, opposite the Burton Borough School and adjacent to Shuker Fields. The cemetery consists of traditional lawns, gardens of rest and a woodland area

Cemetery High ViewAdministration - Burials are usually co-ordinated between a funeral director, the town council staff and the bereaved. An indicative price list (subject to change) is provided for reference (see below).  

Burial records dating back to the 1860’s have been retained and it is possible for a search of the records to be conducted, again please contact a member of the Guildhall Staff.

  Memorial wall

Memorial Wall  - Do you want to have a commemorative plaque in the Cemetery, then our new memorial wall might be for you click here for more information

Newport Woodland Cemetery - Newport (Shropshire) Town Council is aware of the concern felt by manly people at the loss of trees and wildlife.The Council has recognised that burial facilities can be designed to help reverse this loss, and offer benefits to wildlife, whilst also introducing greater choice for the bereaved when planning funeral arrangements.Woodland Burial offers a “return to nature” for those who wish to be buried amongst birds, mammals and wild flowers and providing a tree as a living memorial which will offer pleasures and benefits to future generations.

 

 

Impact on Funerals during the Coronavirus outbreak
6th January 2021

Cemetery Funeral Services in cemeteries are still permitted by government, and arrangements will continue. 

Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people. Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings/ interments can also continue with up to 6 people in attendance. Anyone working is not counted in the 6 or 30 (Funeral director staff, minister, Cemetery staff).

Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.

When gathering to mourn, your main concern should be to limit risks around the transmission of the virus. Those risks increase whenever households mix. A household means those people who usually live together under the same roof and share facilities with you. If you have family members who do not normally live with you they need to be treated as a separate household.

 

Downloads / Forms

Cemetery Fees 2020/21 

Newport General Cemetery Information Pack
  

Purchase of plot and Interment forms

Memorial Forms 
 Additional Forms

Memorial Bench and Privacy Notice Consent Form

List of approved memorial bench please note additional charges apply for the foundation/ installation and administration which are costed at the time of application.