Burials can take place in local churchyards providing space is available or in local authority cemeteries. Local cemeteries are:
Fairmoor Cemetery (Morpeth)
North Seaton Cemetery
This will be arranged through Northumberland County council and all new graves will have a purchase fee applicable, whereby the deeds of the grave will be passed to a family member.
Clients of A.J.Gascoigne & Son also have the option to have a burial in our own cemetery known as ‘Woodhorn Cemetery’.
Our cemetery was opened in 1995 after we purchased the land adjacent to our premises. We believed that there was a need for a new burial ground in the area, following the closure of St Bartholomew’s church yard in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. We decided at this time to make this a place of comfort and solace for family and friends to visit their loved ones. We take great pride in our cemetery and it is well maintained throughout the year, this reflects in its popularity. The cemetery is open 24 hours a day 365 days of the year with unlimited access. Following the opening of a new extension in August 2018 provision has been made for Woodland burials to take place.
We have our own car parking facilities attached to the cemetery and it is easily accessible for disabled visitors.
As well as a burial ground Woodhorn cemetery offers the provision of placing ashes in our unique Rose wall. The space provided on the Rose wall enables a plaque to be erected in front of the ashes urn providing ample room for keep sakes, also allowing room for flowers to be displayed. Alternatively ashes can be interred into the ground in the traditional manner.