Your nearest cemetery, opening times, crematoria, arrange a burial, cemetery charges and rules, request a plot or plaque, headstones, safety, trace a grave.
View details and locations of cemeteries and churchyards we maintain.
We cut the grass, maintain floral areas and keep paths and walkways tidy. If you think we have fallen short of the standard you expect, or if you discover vandalism or desecration at one of our cemeteries, please let us know:
Report a maintenance issue at a cemetery or churchyard
The cemetery opening times are as follows:
Monday to Friday, 8am-7pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 9am-7pm
Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 9am - 4pm
Please note: cemeteries are open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
No, both crematoria in the East Riding are privately-run, and not associated with East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
View contact details for crematoria in the East Riding
The following pdf document provides advice on how to arrange a burial:
Advice on how to arrange a burial (227kb)
If you are making arrangements through a funeral director, they will take care of everything.
If you are making arrangements yourself, you can contact us online.
Alternatively, you can email the Cemeteries Administration office:
If you need to change the Deed of Ownership of an existing grave the following pdf document provides all of the details required to complete this process.
Transfer of Exclusive Rights of Burial (pdf 100kb)
Request a plot in a cemetery or garden of rest
Request a plaque for a plot in a garden of rest
Please note: only the deed holder of the plot can request a plaque.
The placement of a headstone or alterations to an existing headstone in an East Riding of Yorkshire Council cemetery can only be carried out by a mason who is accredited by National Association of Memorial Masons.
The mason will submit a permit for work application which can only be authorised by the deed holder for the grave/plot.
The regulations regarding dimensions of a headstone, etc. can be found in the relevant cemetery handbook below.
The rules and regulations for the cemeteries differ slightly depending on what burial areas are available at each :
Anlaby Cemetery Handbook (881kb) Beverley Cemetery Handbook (489kb)Bridlington Cemetery Handbook (517kb)Cottingham Cemetery Handbook (496kb)Driffield Cemetery Handbook (651kb)Hessle Cemetery Handbook (513kb)
Following a number of fatal accidents involving large headstones and children in cemeteries outside the East Riding, we have reviewed the way in which we manage the memorials within our cemeteries.
Adhering to an inspection programme promoted by the National Association of Memorial Masons, each headstone is given a slight push and if any movement is felt the headstone may not have the correct fixings so has to be staked in place, or if it is really loose and in danger of falling it will be laid down. These are temporary measures until you can get it fixed - usually by the stonemason which supplied your headstone.
Please report a damaged headstone, providing the grave details (found on the back of the headstone) and the name of the deed holder. We will get in touch with you to tell you why the headstone was deemed unsafe, and inform you how you can get it repaired.
Request details of a burial plot