Burials and cremations

If you are organising a burial, or burial following a cremation, there are a number of options available to you. Find out more here.

Your Funeral Director will be able to advise you on most matters including contacting relevant clergy, arranging a hearse and may be able to arrange the burial with us on your behalf.


Burials can be arranged at Knowsley Cemetery and Prescot Cemetery. All new burial graves can accommodate one, two, or three coffins and up to four cremated remains caskets. Costs vary depending on the size of the grave selected.

You can purchase the right of burial to a grave space for immediate use or reserve it in advance for a period of 99 years. At the end of this period, your family will have the option to renew these rights.

If a family member already owns the right of burial but is now deceased, you may apply to transfer ownership.

The Bereavement Services team can answer your individual questions and help you with your requirements.

A range of memorials and headstones are available. Cemetery staff can advise you and provide costs.

See burial costs here. 

Burials following cremation

Special areas for the burial of ashes are located at Fox's Bank Lane Cemetery and Prescot Cemetery. Each plot is allocated with a 99-year right of burial and can accommodate up to six sets of ashes. Headstones can also be placed on the plots.

To help the environment, we ask that remains be buried in a biodegradable container. Your funeral director or the cemetery office staff can advise you on this.

Arranging a burial or scattering of ashes

To arrange a burial or burial following a cremation, please call Knowsley Bereavement Services. You can also arrange to scatter ashes in the Garden of Remembrance at Fox's Bank Lane Cemetery.

Finding a relative's graves

Knowsley Bereavement Services keeps records of all burials, graves, and memorials in the borough's cemeteries. 

If you are doing a genealogy study or need information from a large period of time, there may be a charge.



Knowsley Bereavement Services Office

Knowsley Council Register Office

High Street Prescot

L34 3LH




0151 443 5231

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