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Burials

We manage and maintain three active cemeteries within the borough. Each cemetery provides an attractive and dignified resting-place for lost loved ones. We also maintain closed churchyards on behalf of the church following the last interment.

Please note that the cemetery gates will be shut approximately one hour before dusk.

 

The three active cemeteries in Erewash are:

Longmoor Cemetery

The newest of our cemeteries was opened in 1998 following the closure of Long Eaton Cemetery to new burials.

The site was developed in partnership with Breaston Parish Council who own and run the adjacent parish cemetery. Both cemeteries share the small chapel on the Breaston side.

 

Park Cemetery Park Drive

The first burial took place here in the 1892 and continues to provide the residents of Ilkeston as the main public cemetery to day.

The cemetery's chapel is a grade II listed building, built in 1910.

The cemetery is attractively set in an undulating landscape offering a rich haven for wildlife. Many of the mature trees have bird boxes attached to them.

 

Long Eaton Cemetery

Long Eaton Cemetery accepted its first burial in 1884 and was finally closed to new burials in 1998. There is still room for ashes interments and burials in existing graves.

It has a grade II listed chapel building.

 

Burials can take place in our cemeteries as a choice of one of four types:

Lawn

Here the burial takes place in a grave in an ordered row with the headstones placed in regimented rows with closely mown grass between. No planting of shrubs, flowers or trees is permitted to maintain the neat appearance.

 

Kerb

Graves in this section may be surrounded by kerbstones and the space within planted up with trees, shrubs etc. Maintenance is more awkward in this section, so the cost of burial is more for this choice.

 

Natural

A more environmentally appreciative style of interment can be chosen which consist of a tree as a memorial (instead of a stone). The coffin can be made of other materials such as cardboard. The section is maintained less intensively so as to encourage wildflowers and eventually to form a woodland.
Ashes

Cremated remains may be buried either in the section dedicated to this form of interment or within existing graves reserved for coffin burials.

 

Burial Records

All records of interments in the three cemeteries are held at Bramcote Crematorium in the Cemeteries Central Office.

For those wishing to trace past family members should contact the cemetery office on 0115 917 3338 or email: caroline.campbell@broxtowe.gov.uk or sally.hulland@broxtowe.gov.uk.

To make the search process easier, it would be helpful if you could provide the full name of the deceased and a date when they would have been buried. Please note that complex involved searches will incur a charge.

We also welcome personal enquiries and are happy to make the records available for inspection. This service is by appointment only.

 

Buying a grave

It is possible to buy a grave in one of Erewash's cemeteries for future use (Ilkeston and Longmoor Lane Breaston only). To do this, either phone on 0115 917 3338 or email caroline.campbell@broxtowe.gov.uk or sally.hulland@broxtowe.gov.uk.

Appointments can be made to view the cemeteries for you to choose your plot (Monday to Friday morning only). The cost for the grave will depend on the section you choose. You can find out about all charges by downloading the Grave Prices

An invoice will be issued which can be paid online, over the phone or by post. Once paid the deeds will be sent to you.

 

Cremations

Bramcote Crematorium was built in 1979 in a joint venture by Broxtowe and Erewash Borough Councils.

The crematorium is of contemporary design and set in 18 acres of natural woodland.

For more information visit the Bramcote Crematorium website.

 

Records

All records of interments in the three cemeteries are held at Bramcote Crematorium in the Cemeteries Central Office.

For those wishing to trace past family members should contact the cemetery office on 0115 917 3338 or email: caroline.campbell@broxtowe.gov.uk or sally.hulland@broxtowe.gov.uk.

To make the search process easier, it would be helpful if you could provide the full name of the deceased and a date when they would have been buried. Please note that complex involved searches will incur a charge.

We also welcome personal enquiries and are happy to make the records available for inspection. This service is by appointment only.

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP 0115 907 2244