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It can sometimes be hard to know where to start if you’re trying to find a grave. We’ll try and help as much as possible, though there is a small fee for some services.
We hold burial records for the cemeteries and crematoriums we manage. Our records date back to when each opened:
You can ask us to search for a grave in one of our cemeteries. You’ll need to tell us:
It costs £28 to ask us to search for a burial record.
We don’t charge a fee if you’re looking for a grave so that a burial can take place.
If you prefer, you can book an appointment to come and look through our cemetery burial registers yourself. You’ll have to handle them carefully and wear protective gloves. Our staff may interrupt you if they need to use the registers as part of their normal working day.
It costs £11.50 for an appointment.
Unfortunately, you can’t search crematorium registers yourself, they aren’t available to the public under any circumstances.
If you can’t find the burial record:
We have some records available online:
We’ll give you a copy of everything that we have on record relating to the grave. This may include:
It costs £23 for a certified copy of this information, plus £11.50 to locate the grave.
For deaths before 1996, we won't be able to tell you the person's date of death, only the date they were buried. Death records are held separately, so you'll need to find and order a copy of the death certificate from Warrington Register Office if you want to find out when the person died.
Find out more about the history and heritage of Warrington's cemeteries.
We don’t hold any burial records before these dates, or for other local burial grounds, churchyards and so on, which are not owned or managed by the council.