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Cemetery services

idverde maintain 7 cemeteries on behalf of the Council, which are Kingsthorpe, Dallington, Duston, Towcester Road, Great Houghton, Weston Favell and Billing Road.

Contacting the Cemetery Office

If you have any problems or queries or wish to meet someone at the cemetery, contact the Cemetery Office:

Cemetery Office
Camp Hill Depot
Dayrell Road

Telephone: 01604 436622 (option 1)

Email: [email protected]

The cemetery office is open from Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4pm. 

Cemetery charges

We offer a 7-day burial service. Fees may vary. For more information please contact the Cemetery Office.

Cemeteries in the Northampton area

The 5 cemeteries which currently serve the area for burials are:

  • Kingsthorpe (Harborough Road North - NN2 8LU)
  • Towcester Road (Hardingstone - NN4 8LS)
  • Dallington (Harlestone Road - NN5 6AB)
  • Duston (Berrywood Road or Westfield Road - NN5 6RB) 
  • Great Houghton (NN4 7AT) -  limited plots available

We have 2 other cemeteries:

  • Billing Road (NN1 5DE) - closed cemetery
  • Weston Favell (NN3 3BU) - restricted (only remaining interment spaces within a purchased grave can be used)

Cemeteries in the Daventry area

Welton Road Cemetery

Address: Welton Road, Daventry, NN11 0PP

This cemetery is operated and maintained by Daventry Town Council. For enquiries please contact Daventry Town Council from Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm:

Phone: 01327 301246
Email: [email protected]

Rainsbrook Crematorium

Daventry area residents are also able to use the crematorium facilities at Rainsbrook Cemetery and Crematorium, which is operated on behalf of West Northamptonshire Council and Rugby Borough Council.

The crematorium, located off Ashlawn Road in Rugby, opened in April 2014 and is operated by Rugby Borough Council Bereavement Services on behalf of a Joint Committee that represents both authorities.

Telephone: 01788 533715

Email: [email protected]

Cemetery sections

We appreciate that during this difficult time you will have to make important decisions about the cemetery and grave you want for the funeral.

Northampton's cemeteries are available for traditional coffin burials, vault burials, mausoleum burials and cremated remains burials or scattering.

The cemeteries are laid out in areas called sections. Each section has a number of separate graves.

Find out more about graves

This is often the most difficult decision, as you need to give serious thought to the type of memorial and aftercare you want for the grave. You can obtain advice and assistance in making this decision by contacting the Cemetery Office and speaking to one of the officers.

Pre-purchase of graves

If you wish to pre-purchase a grave, ask at the Cemetery Office for a pre-purchase form. A member of the Cemetery Office staff will be pleased to meet you in the cemetery if you wish to select a plot.

When the form is completed and returned, a plot number will be allocated and an invoice sent to you. On receipt of payment, the Deed of Exclusive Right of Burial will be sent to you.

Purchased graves

When you purchase a grave space in the cemetery, a Deed of Exclusive Right of Burial will be issued to the named grave holder. This deed gives the grave holder the rights as to who may be buried within the grave space and the right to erect a memorial.

Transfer of Deed of Exclusive Right of Burial

Only the deed holder may authorise burial within a grave. When the grave holder dies the burial rights must be transferred. Contact the Cemetery Office for details.

Unpurchased graves (public)

When a burial takes place in an unpurchased grave, the authority retains the burial rights and the grave will be used again over a number of years until it is full. A memorial may not be erected on an unpurchased grave.

Last updated 23 June 2023