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Bridgnorth Cemetery

All enquiries for the Cemetery should be directed during office hours to Emily Overton.

Bridgnorth Town Council
College House
St Leonard’s Close
Bridgnorth
Shropshire
WV16 4EJ

Telephone: 01746 762231

Email: [email protected]

Bridgnorth Cemetery is situated approximately one mile north-east of Bridgnorth Town Centre, on the A442. It is a secluded area that is open daily to the public. Car parks are available throughout the Cemetery; free of charge.

The Cemetery dates from 1850 and is a beautiful sandstone area which has been designated an area of Special Scientific Interest. Approximately 120 species of wild flowers can be found on this site, and information boards are widely available. There is a strict management plan for the cemetery which has been produced by the Shropshire Wildlife Trust in order to ensure the continuing wildlife presence.

Local Primary School children have planted thousands of spring bulbs, particularly in the newly extended woodland area. Vast areas of crocus bulbs can be seen in the older part of the Cemetery.

Please click the links below for Cemetery Fees and additional information about the cemetery and the current regulations.

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Exclusive Right of Burial

No work can be carried out in Bridgnorth Cemetery without legal paperwork being obtained first.  Only the owner of Exclusive Right of Burial to a burial plot:

  • has the automatic right to be buried in the plot that they ‘own’ (subject to there being adequate room);
  • can request that the plot be opened to have someone else buried in it (again, subject to there being adequate room);
  • can request that a memorial be placed upon the plot and;
  • can request that an additional inscription be added to an existing memorial.

Following the demise of the owner it would be necessary to transfer the ownership to someone else before any of the above requests could be considered.  The option to Prepurchase grave spaces is no longer available.

Information regarding the transfer of ownership can be obtained from the Town Council offices.

Parking and Access

There is normally vehicular access to the Cemetery every day of the year:

Monday- Thursday & Saturday and Sunday from 8.30am until 4.00pm

Friday- 8.30am until 3.30pm

Pedestrian access is generally available at all times.