Burials

We are responsible for five cemeteries in Peterborough which are open:

  • 1 April to 30 September between 9am and 6pm
  • 1 October to 31 March between 9am and 4pm

Broadway cemetery

This cemetery is closed to new burials. It has been a county wildlife site since 1990 and contains approximately 150 species of flowers and plants. It is located on Broadway, PE1 4DD, near Granville Street. 

Eastfield cemetery

Eastfield cemetery was opened in 1919 and offers the facility of standard earthen burials, brick lined graves, cremated remains plots, and vaults.

Fletton cemetery

Opened in 1893 and offers the facility of standard earthen burials, green burials, mausoleums, vaults and cremated remains plots.

Stanground cemetery

Stanground cemetery is adjacent to Stanground Fire Station. It opened in 1890, has limited grave availability for those residents who have family already buried here.

Woodston cemetery

Woodston cemetery opened in 1882 and is closed for new burials.

If you wish to discuss any information within this page, please contact bereavement services by calling customer services on 01733 262639 or email crematorium@peterborough.gov.uk.

Arranging a burial

The choice of cremation or burial is ultimately decided by the person responsible for arranging the funeral. It may be that the deceased has already expressed their wishes in the form of a will or a funeral plan, which may influence the decision. Cultural requirements may also be a factor when deciding on the type of funeral.

Using a Funeral Director

The family or executor may choose and instruct a funeral director to make the funeral arrangements. The funeral director will book the date and time with the crematorium and will complete the forms required. All funeral arrangements will be discussed between you and the funeral director.

Funeral Directors

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Family arranged funerals

We recognise the right to organise a funeral without the use of a funeral director. Further in formation is available on the family arranged funerals page

Fees

Our fees and charges are detailed in the document to the right-hand side of this page. Payment will be required before the day of the funeral and can be paid by cash, debit/credit card or cheque (made payable to Peterborough City Council).  

Cemetery fees and charges

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Help with funeral costs

If you're on a low income and need help to pay for a funeral you're arranging, you may be able to get a Funeral Payment from the Social Fund. You might have to repay some or all of it from the estate of the person who died. 

Further information about help with funeral costs is available from GOV.UK.

Paperwork required for a burial

Once the booking has been made, a set of paperwork must be completed as soon as possible. It is important that the required forms are completed accurately to ensure that the funeral can go ahead. 

Notice of burial: 

  • New grave - if the burial is to take place in a new grave, the next of kin or executor will need to sign the Notice of Burial.  The name and address of the person who signs the form will be the person who will own the exclusive right of burial lease to the grave and will have their name on the Grave Deed. 
  • Un-purchased grave - if the burial is to take place in an un-purchased grave, the next of kin or executor will be required to sign the Notice of Burial.
  • Previously purchased grave - If the burial is to take place in a previously purchased grave, the grave owner will be required to complete and sign the Notice of Burial. If the grave owner is deceased and is to be buried in the grave, the next of kin or executor will be required to complete and sign the form. If the grave owner is not contactable, or is deceased and not to be buried in the grave, a transfer of ownership of the Exclusive Right of Burial may be required.  

Registrars Certificate of Burial - This will be required at all times except when the Coroner's Order for Burial is issued.  You will need to visit the Register Office in the district where the deceased died.  The Registrar will issue a Certificate of Burial which should be passed to the Bereavement Services office as soon as possible

Certificate of Cremation - This will be required if cremated remains are to be buried in a cemetery or scattered at a crematorium. This is issued by the crematorium where the cremation took place. 

Exclusive Right of Burial Deed - In the case of pre-purchased graves, please forward the Exclusive Right of Burial deed to the Bereavement Services office.