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The Harris will temporarily close from 5pm on Saturday 2 October.

Cemetery and Crematorium opening times

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Please find below the opening times for our Cemetery and Crematorium.

Cemetery ground opening times

Preston cemetery is divided into two parts by Miller Road. These areas are referred to as the old cemetery and the new cemetery.

For full directions see Cemetery and Crematorium directions.

  • 1 October - 31 March - 8am - 4pm
  • 1 April - 30 September -  8am - 7pm

Cemetery office opening times

COVID19 update - To protect our staff during this current pandemic, the cemetery office is open via appointment only. Contact can be made via telephone on 01772 794585 or email on cemetery@preston.gov.uk.

Staff are available Monday to Thursday - 8.30am - 5pm and Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm to offer information and advice on:

Crematorium opening times

Preston crematorium has been equipped with computer operated cremators. The cremators are able to comply with the strict limits on pollutants laid down by the 1990 Environmental Protection Act.

For more information around our conduct see Crematorium code of practice.

  • 1 October - 31 March - 8am - 4pm
  • 1 April - 30 September -  8am - 7pm

Book of remembrance

COVID19 update - To protect our staff and those visiting the Crematorium, we have closed the Book of Remembrance room at the weekend only. A scanned copy of the books can be viewed online via the digital book of remembrance.

You can view the book of remembrance through the following ways:

Online - view the digital book of remembrance

In person - visit the crematorium during the following times:

  • Weekdays - 8am - 3.45pm
  • Weekends (plus bank holidays) - 12pm - 3.45pm

Dogs in our cemetery and crematorium grounds

You are welcome to walk your dogs through the grounds to remember a loved one or simply to enjoy the scenery.

Dog walking rules

The rules below must be followed when walking your dog through our Grounds:

1. If your dog fouls you must clean it up immediately.

2. Your pet dog must remain on the lead at all times. Nowhere in the grounds can your dog be let off their lead. 

3. Your dog must remain on the footpaths and highways at all times. Dogs cannot go onto the grassed areas. For more information see Icon for pdf cemetery and crematorium dog control order map [202.36KB].

Map addresses and contact information for the Cemetery and Crematorium

  • Preston Cemetery, New Hall Lane, Preston, PR1 4SY.
  • Preston Crematorium, Crematorium Avenue, off Longridge Road, Preston, PR2 5BY.

Email: cemetery@preston.gov.uk    Telephone: 01772 794585

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