Cemetery opening times
|Month or bank holiday||Opening times|
|January||Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm|
|February to March||Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm|
|April||Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm|
|May to August||Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm, and Sunday from 10am to 7pm|
|September||Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm|
|October||Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm|
|November to December||Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm|
|Good Friday||10am to 5pm|
|Christmas Day and Boxing Day||10am to 4pm|
Details of cemeteries in North East Lincolnshire:
Cremation and burial register search
You can carry out a search of the cremation and cemetery burial records by appointment only on weekdays between the hours of 9am and 4pm.
Please contact the Bereavement Service office on 01472 324869 to make an appointment.
If you wish us to conduct a search on your behalf, there is a fee charged for each name searched, however, the first search is free. Alternatively, data is readily available on Deceased Online .
The council carries out an audit of all memorials within the cemeteries. The council takes no responsibility for any damage to memorials and reserves the right to remove a memorial if it becomes unsightly or unsafe. The memorial is the responsibility of the owner and in time does not revert to the council. Owners should regularly check a memorial, and if it becomes unstable or causes damage to another person’s property the claim would be against the owner.
Only under those circumstances can the council act without the permission of the owner. The council is not responsible for maintaining a memorial, but owners will be contacted to arrange for repair or removal. We may lay the memorial down or seek approval to remove it and store for a year to allow an owner time to deal with the problem.
A memorial which is erected without permission may be removed without notice. The next of kin will be contacted beforehand to be given the opportunity to apply to purchase the Deed of Grant.
Headstone safety checks
We employ a private contractor to carry out safety checks of all large headstones in Scartho Road and Cleethorpes Cemeteries. The checks have all been completed by trained officers who made sure the work was carried out with due respect.
More than 600 headstones were examined and 14 in Scartho Road Cemetery have been carefully laid flat as they could topple over and injure someone. All 14 headstones are very old and have no living grave owner.
Details of the current cemetary fees:
Choosing a grave plot
There is a wide range of graves available at Grimsby and Cleethorpes cemeteries which accept a full memorial for cremated remains and burials.
Request to exhume a body
Exhumation means the removal of a body or cremated human remain from the ground.
You may wish to move a body from a grave to another family grave or vault in the same or a different cemetery, or to be cremated. Other reasons might include repatriation overseas, a coroners request or by warrant.
You’ll need to apply for a licence and get permission from the exclusive owner of the grave and the deceased’s next of kin.
For more information you can contact the Bereavement Services Office.
Bereavement Services, Great Grimsby Crematorium, Weelsby Avenue, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 0BA
Telephone: 01472 324869
Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4:45pm and Friday 9am to 4:15pm, except bank holidays