COVID-19: Cemetery access  

Pedestrian gates in council cemeteries are open on weekdays between 6.30am and 4.45pm.

Vehicles are allowed access on Saturdays and Sundays from 6.30am to 4.45pm 

Christmas opening hours
Newport’s cemetery gates will be open for vehicle access from 24 to 27 December and from 31 December to 3 January. From 4 January there will be pedestrian access only.

Immediately before and during funerals, gates will be closed to enable staff to manage the numbers of mourners at the sites and to ensure social distancing guidance is followed.

Cemtery access is for mourners and those attending graves, not for general exercise or dog walking. Please follow social distancing rules at all times, read our full statement

It is important not to breach any fences, closed gates, sectioned off areas and closed facilities. Your health and safety are paramount, and we appreciate your continued support.  

St Woolos Cemetery works

Access to the sanctum area, located opposite the lodge at St Woolos Cemetery, will be temporarily unavailable while we carry out essential extension works to ensure we can continue to support and provide services to the community, for burials and memorialisation.

We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and support for the key workers at the cemeteries during this difficult time.


Covid-19: burials in Newport cemeteries continue for both reserved and new grave plots.

We continue to try and accommodate short notice burials for specific recognised faith groups or practice, subject to staff resources. 

  • A maximum of 30 mourners is permitted for funerals at a cemetery
  • A maximum of 20 mourners is permitted for funerals at Gwent Crematorium

This applies to funerals, memorial services and gatherings for all faith groups at any cemetery within the five local authority areas of Gwent and at the Gwent Crematorium.  

Read Welsh Government Covid-19 guidance on funerals

Newport City Council is responsible for three public cemeteries situated at:

  • Caerleon – Cold Bath Road, Caerleon NP18 1NF
  • Christchurch – Christchurch Road, Newport NP18 1JJ
  • St Woolos – 48 Bassaleg Road, Newport, NP20 3PY

For enquiries contact the cemetery superintendent on (01633) 414915 or contact Newport City Council. 

Download Newport Cemetery Management Guidance (pdf)

Download Cemetery and Garden of Rest Regulations (pdf)

Visit the Gwent Crematorium website.

Funeral arrangements

Download the Notice of Interment (Word doc)

Burial charges

Valid from 1 April 2020

  • Exclusive right of burial: £1113.84
  • Interment of stillborn or child up to 18 years: no charge
  • Person exceeding 18 years: £1210.56
  • Cremated remains in full grave space: £268.32
  • Cremated remains in garden of rest: £268.32
  • Scattering of ashes: £146.12

Download the full list of Newport cemetery charges 2021/2022 (pdf)

Forms - exclusive right of burial 

Download the Exclusive Right of Burial application (Word doc)

Download the Renewal and Extension application (Word doc)

Download the Ownership Agreement (Word doc)

Download the Indemnity Agreement (Word doc)

Download the Statutory Declaration form (Word doc)

Download the Change of Details form (Word doc)

Download the Transfer of Ownership form (Word doc)

Download the Deed of Surrender (Word doc)

Download the Memorial Bench application (Word doc)

Locating a burial plot

To locate a burial plot in the cemeteries above please write to:

Cemeteries, Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Godfrey Road, Newport  NP20 4UR

Or email info@newport.gov.uk, giving name of the person and approximate date of burial. 

There is a charge of £19.46 for 30 minutes research.

Dog control order

There is a dog control order in operation in all Newport cemeteries.

Opening times

Pedestrian gates in council cemeteries are open on weekdays between 6.30am and 4.45pm.

Vehicles are allowed access on Saturdays and Sundays from 6.30am to 4.45pm.

Contact Newport City Council for further information.