Cemeteries in Knowsley

Knowsley has two award-winning multi-faith cemeteries and two closed churchyards. You can buy burial plots, cremated remains graves, or memorial options in the Garden of Remembrance. Find out more here.

Knowsley has two award-winning multi-faith cemeteries

Knowsley Cemetery, Fox's Bank Lane

This 8.9-acre cemetery is in the southeast of Knowsley and has excellent road, rail, and public transport links. It is bordered by farms and woodland to the south and east. The cemetery features a number of decorative gardens, including the Hope and Heart Gardens. Burial plots and areas for the burial of cremated remains are available.

Prescot Cemetery, Manchester Road

This cemetery is within walking distance of Prescot town centre. It is closed for the purchase of new burial plots, with internments taking place in private and family plots only.

Closed churchyards

There are also two closed churchyards in Knowsley:

St Chad's, Kirkby

This churchyard dates back 140 years.

St Michael's, Huyton

This churchyard is one of the smallest cemeteries maintained by Knowsley Council. It was closed in 2001.

Burial and cremation

Purchasing a grave

You can buy grave space burial rights for a period of 99 years at the Cemetery Office. You can also buy a grave in advance to be reserved for future use. For further advice, please contact the Cemeteries Office or your funeral director. New graves are available at Fox's Bank Lane Cemetery.

Selecting a grave plot

The Council offers two types of traditional grave plots, lawn burial graves and cremation-only graves. A range of alternative graves and memorials is also available. Cemetery staff at both Knowsley Cemetery and the Cemeteries Office can advise you of these options.

Burial plots

Burial plots at Fox's Bank Lane Cemetery have been designed to accommodate a maximum of three coffins and four cremated remains caskets.

Cremated remains graves

A special area has been designed for the burial of ashes at Fox's Bank Lane Cemetery. Each plot is allocated with a 99-year right of burial and will accept up to six sets of ashes. Memorial headstones can be placed on the grave.

Scattering of ashes

Arrangements can be made to scatter ashes in the Garden of Remembrance at Fox's Bank Lane Cemetery according to the wishes of families.

Above and below ground vaults

At Knowsley Cemetery, there are graves that allow for the interment of cremated remains. These are the Barns Plaque below ground vaults and the Columbarium Above ground vaults, both allowing up to two cremations.


There are several memorial options in the Garden of Remembrance. Memorials can be leased for 10-year periods, with the option to renew. There is no further charge for maintenance or upkeep during that period of dedication.

Memorial safety

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, Knowsley Council carries out a safety audit of all memorials. The Council will make safe any memorial found to be in immediate danger and will then attempt to contact the owner. Memorials remain the property and responsibility of registered grave owners, who are required to ensure their memorial is safe. Should owners find their memorials are unsafe, repairs should be carried out by a monumental mason.

Opening times

Cemeteries and car parks are always open to the public. However, the main gates at Knowsley Cemetery will only be open for funeral vehicle or disability access.

Searching of Burial and Cremation Registers

All records are held at the Cemeteries Office, Council Offices, Stretton Way, Huyton. The office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.



Knowsley Bereavement Services Office

Knowsley Council Register Office

High Street Prescot

L34 3LH




0151 443 5231

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