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Closed Churchyards

We maintain twelve closed churchyards that are no longer used for burial through out the District. We will take over the maintenance of closed churchyards after a request in writing from the Parish Council. This usually happens when the Parochial Church Council does not wish to continue its maintenance responsibility in accordance with the statutory procedure. In maintaining these churchyards we make annual checks on the safety and stability of the memorials, boundaries and paths.

St Andrews - Penrith
Christchurch - Penrith
St Lawrence - Appleby in Westmorland
St Michael's - Appleby in Westmorland
St Augustines - Alston
St Michael's - Shap
St Peter's - Great Asby
St Laurence's - Morland
All Saints - Orton
St Lawrence's - Crosby Ravensworth
St Patrick's - Bampton
Matterdale (Old) Churchyard - Matterdale

For further information:

  • Contact: Contracts Team
  • Telephone: 01768 817817
  • Email:
  • Fax: 01768 890732
  • Address: Eden District Council, Mansion House, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7YG
Graves in a Churchyard

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