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

Please think of other mourners and visitors: always drive carefully and park respectfully.

Cemetery access  

St Woolos and Christchurch cemeteries:

Vehicle and pedestrian access is available at both cemeteries seven days a week.

St Woolos cemetery: vehicle access is via the gates by Bassaleg Road Lodge. The gates by Risca Road Lodge will remain closed (as on weekends and bank holidays) due to the narrow access.

Christchurch cemetery:vehicle access gates next to Christchurch Lodge are closed for maintenance work. Vehicle access is through the gates near the M4 overbridge. 

Llanmartin cemetery:

Pedestrian access seven days a week (pedestrian gates are not locked).

Caerleon cemetery:

Pedestrian and vehicle access gates open seven days a week. 


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

Download the full list of Newport cemetery charges 2024-2025 (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 [email protected], giving name of the person and approximate date of burial. 

There is a charge for 30 minutes research. Please see the full list of Newport cemetery charges 2021/2022 (pdf)

Chapel windows – artwork competition

We’re inviting residents, artists and creative minds of all ages to participate in our chapel windows artwork competition.

The competition will see winning artwork displayed on the temporary covers of the chapel windows at St Woolos Cemetery, while restoration work is carried out on them.

Entries are asked to draw inspiration from the things found within the cemetery itself, be that wildlife, historic objects, the landscape, anything that fires your creativity!

The artwork can be either photography or drawing-based, and the competition is open to all.

Entries must be submitted to [email protected] by Friday 1 March 2024. Please include your name, age, brief description of your art, and the inspiration behind it.

Download the windows artwork template

Dog control order

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


Contact Newport City Council for further information.