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.
There is no crematorium in the Eden District. The nearest crematoriums are at Carlisle, Lancaster and Workington.
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. There are two areas available in the Garden of Rest area:
- Lawn area, which is available to inter a single casket into a plot, or alternatively, cremated remains can be scattered into a plot.
- Stone area, which is available for cremated remains to be scattered on top of a stone garden.
Areas within the Garden of Rest are not available for purchase.
Half grave space
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. Cremated remains can be scattered in this plot.
Full grave space
You can use a full grave space for earthen burials, cremated remains, interments 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.