It is up to the family to keep hold of, and dispose of, cremated remains as they wish. If the family choose to have an interment at one of our cemeteries, we record the details of the event in our burial records, which future generations of the family can trace.


Eden Valley Crematorium - Temple Sowerby

Thorncliffe Crematorium - Barrow-in-Furness

Types of graves

There are various types of graves available to inter a casket or scatter cremated remains.

Garden of Rest

We offer a Garden of Rest area at Penrith Cemetery - Stone area, which is available for cremated remains to be scattered on top of a stone garden.

Half grave space

Half grave spaces are available for purchase. These half grave spaces will accept up to four standard sized caskets. Cremated remains can be scattered in this plot.

Full grave space

You can use a full grave space for earthen burials, cremated remains and scatterings.

Casket interment costs

See Cemetery Fees and Charges information on the costs for interring cremated remains and scattering of ashes.

Types of caskets

There are various materials used for cremated remains containers, for example, wood, wicker, cardboard, stone, metal, plastic and porcelain.  However, we only permit biodegradable caskets for burial of ashes within our cemeteries.

Last updated: Wednesday, 24 April, 2024.