Rock Road,
DL16 7DA

Contact Details
Spennymoor Town Council: 01388 815276

 Opening Times

The cemetery gates are open as follows:

  • From 1st October – 31st March – Opening and Closing of both Cemeteries on Saturday and Sunday 8.00am and 4.00pm and closing on Friday’s at 4.00pm
  • From 1st April – 30th September – Opening and Closing of both Cemeteries on Saturday and Sunday 8.00am and 8.00pm and closing on a Friday at 8.00pm



Pedestrian Access

The main gate into the Cemetery is open during normal working hours and weekends. Pedestrian and vehicular access is restricted to the central main gate.

The Cemetery has been designed to be accessible and suitable to all users and provides wheelchair accessible pathways which run through the cemetery. Once inside the cemetery there are network of asphalt paths which lead onto and around the burial areas.

Vehicular Access

Vehicular access is permitted for visitors when entering the cemetery to attend a burial plot.

Visitors should use the tarmac roads and take care not to drive/park onto the prohibited areas.

The Cemetery has car parking facilities for a maximum of 3 cars in the turning circle at the top of the cemetery access road. A new roadway has been created to enable the funeral cortege to leave the Cemetery via the exit on South View.

It is requested that visitors drive with utmost care and consideration and for safety purposes the speed limit within the cemetery grounds is 10mph.

The Cemetery Caretaker may restrict vehicular access if a funeral is imminent.

Directions by Car
Spennymoor is five miles north of Bishop Auckland, seven miles south of the City of Durham and within easy reach of the Al (M) motorway. Motorists approaching from the south should leave the Al (M) Junction 59 and follow the Al 67 in the direction of Spennymoor. Those approaching from the North should exit via Junction 61 and follow the A688 in the direction of Bishop Auckland and Spennymoor.

By Bus
There are regular bus services throughout the day from Darlington, Durham and Bishop Auckland to Spennymoor.

By Rail

There are regular rail services from London, the Midlands and Yorkshire to Darlington and Durham and also from Newcastle and Scotland to Durham. Numerous rail providers such as Virgin and GNER provide a direct service to Durham Train Station.
There is a connecting rail service from Darlington to Bishop Auckland.

The walled Memorial Gardens were designed specifically for the placement of cremated remains. The gardens situated within Spennymoor Cemetery provide a peaceful environment within the Cemetery for quiet contemplation.

The garden is a garden for all seasons Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, and this theme has been reflected in the design. Many families see the Memorial Gardens as being their tranquil place of positive thought and meaning. It is a place to share ones feelings and emotions, a place to remember and a place to reflect.

What the Memorial Garden Offers

Choice of Memorial

The garden offers two types of memorials for families. A wall mounted plaque may be purchased to commemorate a person whose ashes have been interred into the Memorial Garden or those that have been scattered elsewhere.

Vase blocks with memorial plaque are also available

The memorials are available to lease for a period of ten years, renewable after ten years if required.

Memorial Plots

Each memorial plot can be used for at least four interments.