Services Offered

Locate Graves

If you are trying to locate a family grave, contact the Cemetery Superintendant on bereavement.services@scarborough.gov.uk with the person’s name and relevant dates. You will be given details of which part of the cemetery the plot can be found.

If you are unable to visit the cemetery, for a donation of £10.00, the Friends group will photograph the grave and surroundings, transcribe the inscription and send them to you by post or email. Contact us with as much information as possible, including the person’s full name and date of death.  We’d love to hear the story of the person you’re looking for as part of our long term plans for uncovering and sharing the history in the cemetery.

Cemetery Talks and Guided Walks

We regularly give talks to local community groups and can offer guided walks through the cemetery. Contact us if you’d like to find out more.

Tidy Grave Scheme

For an annual payment of £25 per year we will keep your family grave tidy and weed free. Contact us, giving details of your grave, if you’re interested in this service.

Transferring Family Plots

If you have family members buried in the cemetery but do not own the plot yourself, it may be possible to transfer ownership. This would mean that you would be able to restore the headstone if you wanted to, and may be able to arrange additional burials, space permitting. For more information contact:-

The Crematorium and Cemeteries Superintendent
Environmental Health Services
Scarborough Borough Council
Woodlands Crematorium
Woodlands Drive
Scarborough
YO12 6QN

Email: bereavement.services@scarborough.gov.uk