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Cemetery opening times

Month or bank holidayOpening times
JanuaryMonday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm
February to MarchMonday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm
AprilMonday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm
May to AugustMonday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm, and Sunday from 10am to 7pm
SeptemberMonday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm
OctoberMonday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm
November to DecemberMonday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm
Good Friday10am to 5pm
Christmas Day and Boxing Day10am to 4pm


Details of cemeteries in North East Lincolnshire:

  • Traditional burials
  • Burial of cremated remains
  • Scattering cremated remains
  • Cremated remains of pets
  • Special section for the loss of a stillborn, very young child, older child and if parents wish to be buried at a later date with their children

Map of cemetery (PDF, 63KB)

  • Traditional burials
  • Burial of cremated remains

Map of cemetery (PDF, 30KB)

Both cemeteries have separate sections for Catholic, Muslim, Chinese and members of the Armed Forces killed in conflict burials.

The council maintains the following churchyards:

  • St Michaels Church,  Great Coates Road, Grimsby
  • Holy Trinity & St Mary’s Old Clee, Church Lane, Old Clee
  • Grimsby Minster (St James), Church Lane, Bethlehem Street, Grimsby

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 cemetery fees:

2 April 2024 to 31 March 2025

Babies and children up to the age of 18 years

Children can either be cremated or interred free of charge (not both). There is a charge that applies to all purchases of grave plots for the Exclusive Right of Burial for 50 years, as is stated in the fees/charges, however, it may be possible for us to reclaim this from the UK GOV Children’s Funeral Fund.

Please note there are sections within the cemeteries where only single-depth burials are allowed. Should a double/triple depth plot be required by the family then a charge of £100 at the time of the first interment.

Traditional Burials

Purchase of Exclusive Right of Burial for 50£1323
Interment Fee£988
Incorrect coffin size£64.50
Use of Cemetery Chapel£134
Extension of Chapel Use (60% normal fee)£80
Purchase of Exclusive Right of Burial for 4 sets of Cremated Remains for 50 years£769
Cremated Remains Interment Fee£168.50
Interment Fee for Organs and Body Parts£126
Scattering of ashes on grave£71.25


Applications are required for all memorials with exception to vase blocks less than 6”x6”x6” without an inscription

Kerb Sets including one name£366
Other Memorials not exceeding 12”x12”x12” high inc. one name£101
Other Memorials exceeding 12”x12”x12” inc. one name£171
Additional inscriptions (per name)£72
Searches of burial records (after initial free entry)£12.50 per name
Statutory Declaration, Registration of Transfer of Grave Deed Owner (per Deed)£55
Grave Marker£6.25

Woodlands Burial Area including pet ashes

Single Burial Plot including interment£1111
Reserved Burial Plot£653
Use of Cemetery Chapel£134
Extension of Chapel Use (60% normal fee)£80
Ashes Plot including interment including wildflower scattering£417
Reserved Ashes Plot£347.50
Pet Ashes plot including wildflower scattering£347.50
Memorial plaques for benches & pergola (5 year lease)£226
Memorial plaques for benches & pergola (10 year lease)£309
Renewal of plaque for a further 5 years / 10 years£90.50 / £129

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.

Contact details

Bereavement Services, Great Grimsby Crematorium, Weelsby Avenue, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 0BA

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01472 324869

Opening times: Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4:45pm and Friday 9am to 4:15pm, except bank holidays