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We run two crematoria - one at Mountsett in Dipton and one at South Road in Durham City.

South Road Crematorium, Durham

The cemetery and Durham Crematorium are situated on a site covering approximately seven and a half hectares. The cemetery is regularly visited by relatives and the general public.

For South Road Crematorium, visit Durham Crematorium website or call 0191 384 8677. Download their  Icon for pdf Durham Crematorium brochure (PDF, 6.6mb)  for available options.

Book of remembrance building

The building has two books of remembrance and a visual display unit - allowing everlasting memorials to loved ones.


Durham Crematorium 
South Road

Opening times

Monday to Friday9.00am to 4.30pm
Saturday9.00am to 12noon
Sunday10.00am to 1.00pm
Bank holidays10.00am to 2.00pm

Mountsett Crematorium, Dipton

The crematorium is owned and operated by a joint committee on behalf of Durham County Council and Gateshead Council. It is situated on the outskirts of Dipton and offers stunning panoramic views of the valley.

For Mountsett Crematorium call 01207 570 255. Download their  Icon for pdf Mountsett Crematorium brochure (PDF, 6.0mb)  for available options.

50th anniversary

Dedicated on 23 July 1966, the crematorium marked its 50th anniversary with a public open day on Saturday, 23 July 2016.

Members of the public had an opportunity to look around the building and grounds and pay their respect to loved ones.

Book of remembrance building

This is a hexagonal building which incorporates the book of remembrance along with a book view system, which is a touch screen to enable the whole book of remembrance to be viewed. The controls are easily understood and full instructions are on screen. There is also a facility available for the bereaved to place flowers within the building and vases are supplied with water.

The Chapel

The chapel has seating for approximately 120 people, with standing room for a further 100. Service times are every 45 minutes, giving time for the chapel to be tidied between each funeral service

Floral tribute area

The floral tribute area, where flowers from the funerals are placed, provides a peaceful environment within the crematorium gardens of remembrance for quiet contemplation.


Mountsett Crematorium
Ewehurst Road
County Durham
DH9 9JP                                                                                                          

Opening times

DaySummer (mid March - end September)Winter (October - mid March)
Monday to Thursday9.00am to 6.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday9.00am to 5.00pm9.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday9.00am to 2.00pm9.00am to 2.00pm
Sunday10.00am to 1.00pm10.00am to 1.00pm
Bank holidays10.00am to 2.00pm10.00am to 2.00pm

Fees and charges

Please see the Icon for pdf Crematoria Fees and Charges (PDF, 279.3kb)  for details of our fees and charges for both South Road and Mountsett Crematoria.

Grass cutting and flowerbeds

We are responsible for grass cutting and maintenance at our crematoria.

Contact us
Bereavement Services
03000 265 609
Our address is:
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UQ
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