Denbighshire County Council's cemeteries include:
- Coed Bell, Upper Gronant Road, Prestatyn.
- Fron Bache Cemetery, Vicarage Road, Llangollen.
- Llanrhydd Cemetery, Llanrhydd, Ruthin.
- Maeshyfryd Cemetery, Dyserth Road, Rhyl.
- Y Fynwent Newydd, New Road, Rhuddlan.
- Y Llwyn Cemetery, Mount Road, St Asaph.
- Ystrad Road Cemetery, Ystrad Road, Denbigh.
Also, a closed burial ground is located on Morley Road, Rhyl.
The traditional cemeteries are classified as lawn type cemeteries. Memorials of the headstone type only are allowed, with a vase placed thereon.
Coed Bell Cemetery, Prestatyn (on a hill above the existing cemetery, overlooking the Irish Sea/Dee Estuary) and Y Llwyn Cemetery, St Asaph (in a rural setting) have woodland burial areas. In 2004, Coed Bell won the accolade of best natural burial ground in Wales from the Natural Death Centre.
These sites provide a natural alternative to the traditional cemetery. Woodland species trees, native wildflower plants and shrubs are planted at random across the burial ground. This will then develop into an established woodland environment.
Woodland Burials should not be contemplated by those who require a neat and tidy grave with its traditional headstone. Please consider carefully whether it is appropriate for your dearly departed, before deciding on this approach.
The Authority has produced a set of Cemetery Regulations, which it applies in each its cemeteries. These can be seen in the attached document. In addition, a summary of the Regulations is displayed at each cemetery.
No animals are allowed in the Cemetery.
The Authority only permits BRAMM registered memorial masons to work in its cemeteries. All memorials must be fitted according to the British Standard 8415. The Authority has produced a set of Memorial Rules, which can be seen in the attached document.
The Authority has a duty of care to ensure the safety of members of the public visiting its cemeteries. All existing memorials purchased by families in the Authority's cemeteries are inspected regularly. When a loose memorial is identified a safety notice is placed alongside and , where possible, contact is made with the family advising them that the memorial needs attention. If a memorial is considered to be unsafe it will be made safe in the most appropriate manner and the family, where possible, informed of the Authority's actions.
Cremated remains can be interred or scattered. Memorial plaques can be placed in a rose bed or on a wall. Plaques on memorial benches can be arranged but these must be purchased through the Cemeteries Officer (installation of new benches is not possible). Denbighshire County Council will try to accommodate your requests if possible. However, prior approval must be sought. Contact the Cemeteries Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org or 01824 712106 for further information. For an application form, see the attached.
Cemetery fees have been approved by Denbighshire County Council and are revised annually. The Cemetery fees have incorporated fundamental changes, now separating the fee for the Exclusive Right of Burial. The charges also reflect the cost of preparing/digging a grave to various depths to accommodate the wishes of the Bereaved. See the attached document for an up-to-date list of the fees.
The named person holding the Exclusive Rights to Burial is the only person who can permit a burial in the said grave. Transfer of these rights to another named person must be done in writing to our legal department. Exclusive Rights are set for 50 years. At the end of 50 years the Holder of the Exclusive Right will need to reapply for an extension, if they so wish.