Burial records

Searching records held by bereavement services

Warrington's cemeteries and crematorium are managed by the council's bereavement services. The dates below show when each cemetery/crematorium opened. We cannot give any information on deaths before these dates as we do not hold the records for other burial grounds:

Warrington Cemetery, Manchester Road  -  from 26 March 1857

Fox Covert Cemetery, Red Lane, Appleton  -  from 6 October 1961

Hollinfare Cemetery, Dam Lane, Rixton  -  from 13 December 1894

Burtonwood Cemetery, Chapel Lane, Burtonwood  -  from 11 October 1900

Walton Lea Crematorium, Chester Road, Higher Walton  -  from 20 April 1964 

Please note:

  • we require the full name and approximate date of death of the deceased. Other helpful information would be place of residence and age
  • we cannot supply a date of death for burials before 1996, only the date of burial
  • a date of death can be obtained by applying for a copy of the death certificate. These are available from the register office for a small fee
  • we can carry out searches over a three year period in the cemetery requested for a small fee, upon written application
  • in the case of a grave being required for burial, the search will be carried out by a telephone request or by a personal visit to the crematorium at no charge
  • applicants can look through the burial registers by appointment, mornings preferred, with one person in attendance due to restricted space. Protective gloves must be worn. The registers must be handled carefully and returned to staff if required as they are used on a daily basis by staff. Once a deceased has been located, staff can complete a full search. Alternatively, help will be given to the applicant to complete the search themselves
  • a full search would include a list of all grave occupants including cremated remains. The ages and locations of residents at the time of death, date and purchaser of the right of burial
  • crematorium registers are not available to the general public under any circumstances.