Cemeteries in Knowsley


When visiting Cemeteries, please consider the health of our front line staff and other visitors and observe social distancing. This will enable our cemeteries to continue to operate during this difficult time.

Following the relaxation of government guidelines, Knowsley are now allowing bookings for the interment of cremated remains, pre-purchasing of grave plots and new permits for stone masonry work on memorials, with social distancing measures in place.

We have also introduced the following temporary changes:

  • The Bereavement Service Office at Stretton Way will remain open between 8am and 12pm on Mondays and Thursdays only. To arrange for the delivery of paperwork and cheque payments bookings can be made by calling 0151 443 5231. Please note we are currently not accepting cash payments.
  • Regrettably, we must now restrict attendance at funerals to a maximum of 10 people only (excluding funeral and cemetery staff).
  • Knowsley Cemetery will remain locked to vehicle access with access arranged for funerals only. Car parking will be restricted to the cemetery car park. Pedestrian access will remain open at all times.
The council owns and maintains a number of cemeteries, where new and existing plots are available for burials and burials following cremation.

Knowsley Cemetery (Fox’s Bank Lane, Whiston)

Opened in 1996, this 20 acre cemetery has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag – a national award recognising the best parks and green spaces in the country.

Burial plots and areas for the burial of cremated remains are available.

Fox’s Bank Lane
Map of Knowsley Cemetery location

Prescot Cemetery

Within walking distance of Prescot Town Centre, Prescot Cemetery is now closed for purchasing new burial plots.

Manchester Road
L34 1NQ

Closed churchyards

St.Chad’s, Kirkby

St.Chad’s is a closed church yard dating back more than 140 years. There has been a church on this site for more than 1,000 years and St.Chad’s is featured in the Doomsday Book.

Old Hall Lane
L32 5TH

St.Michael’s, Huyton

St.Michael’s church yard is the smallest in Knowsley and has been closed to burials since 2001.

Blue Bell Lane
L36 7SA