West Lancashire's cemeteries
We operate two interdenominational cemeteries:
- Certain areas within St Paul's Church, Church Road,
- Liverpool Road Cemetery, Liverpool Road, Skelmersdale
Plots for burials and cremations
There are no new grave spaces left in either cemetery, but there
are ashes plots at the cemetery at Liverpool Road,
There are other cemeteries available at some
churches in West Lancashire.
If you have a family plot and it needs to be opened for a burial,
you should contact Street Scene Services, your undertaker
will usually do this on your behalf.
The council does not conduct municipal funerals.
We do not operate a crematorium in West Lancashire. Please use the
links below to find out about crematoria facilities in neighbouring
Exhumations can only take place if permission has been granted
from the Home Office. Environmental Health will get involved to
co-ordinate the process and ensure it is done safely and with
decency. Please contact Andrew Hill, Environmental Protection
Manager, on 01695 585243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information and who to contact
Download the Burial Rights document (Adobe
PDF format, 35kb) which details:
- Cemeteries rules
- When burials can take place
- How much notice you need to give
- Regulations governing memorials
For the administration of burials in the Council's cemeteries
please contact Street Scene Services, Robert Hodge Centre, Stanley
Way, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 8EE Tel: 01695 577177