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There is not a Crematorium in the Eden District; the nearest ones are at Carlisle, Lancaster and Workington.

The cremated remains may be taken away from the Crematorium for scattering or burial. Areas available at Penrith Cemetery are the Garden of Rest or a cremation plot. Alternatively, the cremated remains may be scattered into, or interred in a purchased grave at any of our five active cemeteries.

Half grave spaces are available for purchase at all of our five cemeteries. These half grave spaces will accept up to four standard sized caskets. Memorials that can be placed in cremated remains areas, must not exceed 0.685m (2'3") in height.

It is up to the family to keep hold of and dispose of cremated remains as they wish. If they choose to have an interment at one of our cemeteries and therefore place the ashes in to a cemetery plot, the details of the event are recorded as a full burial and will be available to be traced by future generations.

For cremated remains costs see cemetery fees and charges.

Cremated remains containers

There are various materials cremated remains containers can be made from, for example; wood, wicker, cardboard, stone, metal, plastic and porcelain. However, only bio-gradable caskets are permitted for burial of ashes within our cemeteries.

For further information:

Contact: Bereavement Services Office at Mansion House, Penrith CA11 7YG

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