Newport Town Council Cemetery
Newport Town Council is a burial authority and as such maintains its own cemetery and burial records.
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 roadside 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.
Administration – Burials are usually co-ordinated between a funeral director, the town council staff and the bereaved. An indicative price list (subject to change) and Information Pack is provided for reference (see the links 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.
Newport Town Council are pleased to announce that they can now offer Memorial Plaques to be placed on a purpose designed and built memorial wall in the cemetery extension on Audley Avenue. Click here for more information.
Plaques are 150 mm x 100mm and four will sit neatly onto one masonry unit with a 50mm gap, vertically and horizontally between the plaques. The material of the plaques are Stainless steel with black script. Each plaque can have up to 5 lines of inscription (see example below). Newport Town Council will display a memorial plaque for up to ten years in a designated memorial space for a one-off fee of £250.
Newport Woodland Cemetery
The Town Council is aware of the concern felt by many people at the loss of trees and wildlife in the local environment. 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.
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 there are bollards that block the road just before you reach the Cemetery junction.