Wrexham cemetery is located on Ruabon Road, Wrexham, and covers an area of 7.2 hectares.
The cemetery acts as the main burial site for Wrexham. 39,000 burials have taken place at the cemetery since its opening in 1876, with around 100 burials happening per year now.
Please note, there are no 'new graves' at this cemetery, only at the Plas Acton cemetery in Pandy.
The cemetery grounds opening hours differ depending on the time of year:
1 April to 31 October
- Weekdays (not including bank holidays): 10am - 6pm
- Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays: 10am - 6pm
1 November to 31 March
- Weekdays (not including bank holidays): 10am - 4pm
- Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays: 10am - 4pm
Visitors may park vehicles in the cemetery chapel forecourt during opening hours.
Except as part of a funeral cortege, motor vehicles are not allowed within the cemetery grounds unless we have given permission.
When a funeral cortege is due or on-site, a maximum of 5 vehicles displaying a Blue Badge will be admitted.
We ask that drivers keep to a maximum speed limit of 5 mph.
Please be aware that insurers may not provide cover for risk whilst the vehicle is on council property.
Usually those making arrangements for the burial of a loved one will do so through the services of a professional funeral director.
However, if you wish to make private funeral arrangements you can email our Crematorium & Cemeteries staff for advice – at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can buy the 'exclusive right of burial' to a grave plot from us as part of funeral arrangements. The grant of burial rights is for 99 years from the date of purchase.
The burial rights to the following types of grave plot are available:
- Full size grave plot, for the interment of up to 3 persons
- Cremated remains plot, for the interment of up to 4 cremated remains
- Infant plot, for the interment of a single infant child
Once the available burial spaces have been used on a full size grave plot, it will still be available for the interment of cremated remains.
The exclusive right of burial to a grave plot includes the right to erect a memorial on the grave (subject to our memorial regulations). You would need to find a mason registered with either the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) or British Register Of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) to fit a memorial and they will need to submit a memorial permit application on your behalf.
You can search for registered masons on the following websites:
Grave owners have a responsibility to make sure that any memorial or other item placed on the grave complies with our memorial regulations, and does not create a hazard.
In particular, grave owners should not use breakable glass or porcelain containers or enclose the grave surface with easily broken trip hazards (such as plastic or timber fencing).
We have a responsibility to reduce the risk where a memorial or other item on a grave has been identified as posing a risk, due to:
- its condition
- the materials used
- the way it has been made
Unfortunately, this often means that if an item poses a risk it has to be removed or a memorial has to be laid down on the grave surface where it will pose less of a risk.
We will always try to contact memorial owners to notify them of any action taken and why. For this reason, we request that if you are a grave owner you tell us if you have a change of address.
Design and maintenance
Many of the memorials in the older parts of the cemetery are fine examples of stonemasonry, featuring intricate carving and decoration.
In the newer, lawned sections of the cemetery, we do not impose design restrictions other than overall height and thickness of stone.
A natural stone memorial is a lasting commemoration which, if properly installed and regularly maintained, will last for many generations.
All memorials should be made and installed by a qualified stonemason who is able to offer a guarantee of their work. If you are a grave owner we recommend that you insure your memorial against theft, loss, or damage.
Once installed, the memorial should be inspected and cleaned at least once a year. Inscriptions may need attention every 4 or 5 years. If you are a grave owner we recommend that you contact the memorial supplier for advice on maintenance and cleaning.
Family history research
We keep a digital record of all interments from 1876 to the present day in the cemetery office. During normal working hours, our cemetery staff will try to help you if you would like to locate a grave.
For further research, you can request access to original cemetery records and registers – email email@example.com to request an appointment with a Cemetery Attendant.
Two memorials commemorate Wrexham citizens who died from wounds received during active service with the British and Commonwealth armed forces.
There is also a designated section maintained on behalf of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission containing the marked graves of individual service personnel.
A memorial near to the entrance of the cemetery also commemorates the many Polish service personnel who are interred in the cemetery and who fought alongside British forces in World War II.
Cemetery maintenance - how you can help
We do not want to place unnecessary restrictions on cemetery users.
However, we ask that grave owners and visitors do the following for the benefit of everyone:
- place litter and any unwanted wreaths or floral tributes in the bins provided.
- remember that all grass areas contain graves (even if unmarked) – do not let pets roam free or foul in the cemetery.
- do not let children walk or climb on memorial masonry (many of the cemetery memorials are old and may be in need of repair).
- respect the needs of other visitors and avoid making unnecessary noise.
The cemetery office is located on the ground floor of the Cemetery Lodge at the main entrance gates on Ruabon Road, Wrexham.
You can email our Crematorium & Cemeteries staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone: 01978 292048
If staff are not available to take your call, or your call is made outside normal working hours, an answering machine will record your message. If you leave your name and telephone number, your call will be returned as soon as possible.