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Kerb surrounds in cemeteries


Kerb surrounds are only permitted in cemeteries (or parts of cemeteries) where there has been a tradition of their use. They must also be installed by a suitably qualified memorial mason.

Cemeteries allowing kerb surrounds

Kerb surrounds can be installed in the following cemeteries, or parts of cemeteries.

CemeterySections of cemetery where kerb surrounds are allowed
Bishop AucklandSections 13, 15 and 16
CowshillSection 1
CrookSections A and B
Dans Castle, Tow LawSections 8, 9 and 10
Howden-le-WearSections A, B and C
HunwickSections A and B
Southchurch, Bishop AucklandSections A, B and D
West AucklandSections A, B, C, D and E
WillingtonSections A (old) and B (old)
Witton ParkSection 2
SacristonSections A, B, C and D        
PeltonSections B, C, G, H, L1
Ropery Lane, Chester-le-StreetSection H
Blackhill, ConsettAll sections
StanleySections 3-5 and 7-28
Harelaw                              Sections 1-18
Langley Park            Sections A, B and C
LanchesterSections A, B, C, D and E
Low Westwood, EbchesterSections A, B and C    
MeadowfieldSections A, AA, B, C, D and E                                                            
Parkwood, Esh WinningSections A, B, C, D, F
South Road. DurhamSections A2-A4, B1-B3, C1-C2, H3-H4, G1-G3
Ushaw Moor    Sections 1unc, 1con, A, B, D and E

New kerb surrounds will not be allowed in cemeteries that are currently free from them, including new burial sections and cemetery extensions.

Cemeteries where kerb surrounds cannot be installed

The following cemeteries are kerb-surround free cemeteries where kerb surrounds cannot be installed.

  • Coundon
  • Crosshill, Stanhope
  • Frosterley
  • Rookhope
  • Thornley Road, Tow Law 
  • Witton-le-Wear
  • Lumley
  • Barnard Castle
  • Startforth
  • Cockfield
  • Etherley
  • Evenwood
  • Gainford
  • Hamsterley
  • Lynesack
  • Romaldkirk
  • Staindrop
  • Woodland
  • Castleside 
  • Moorside 
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