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Durham Crematorium

Address
South Road, Durham, Durham, DH1 3TQ
Telephone
0191 384 8677
Fax
0191 383 1850
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Website
http://www.durhamcrem.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx
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Durham Crematorium

Durham's Crematorium was opened in August 1960 and is owned and operated by a Joint Committee on behalf of Durham City Council and Spennymoor Town Council. The Crematorium is situated just outside Durham on South Road (A177 Just off A167). The entrance to the Crematorium is clearly signposted, and the driveway through landscaped grounds leads to car parking adjacent to the main buildings.

The Chapel, designed by J P Chaplin, A.R.I.B.A. is hexagonal in shape and has large windows, giving panoramic views over the meadowland surrounding the building and of the distant woodland surrounding the site. The Chapel has seating for approximately 60 people, with standing room for a further 50. Service times are every hour and half hour, allowing some 20 minutes for each service and giving time for the Chapel to be tidied between each funeral.

Services can be tailored to individual requirements, with cassette tapes or CDs and a modern electronic organ and an organist are available by arrangement. The Registrar or any member of the Crematorium staff, will be pleased to offer advice on any matter relating to the crematorium or the services provided.

The building is wheelchair accessible and there is a disabled toilet and also a wheelchair available on site. An induction loop system for the hard of hearing is fitted in the chapel.

A Book of Remembrance is available, which provides a permanent form of memorial. A walled Memorial Garden was officially opened in November 2002 and provides a peaceful environment within the Garden of Remembrance, for quiet contemplation. This garden features a pond complete with bronze cranes and four gentle fountains. The walled garden is paved and level, offering easy access, with a dedicated car park nearby. Memorial Vase Blocks and Wall Plaques are available for a renewable period of ten years. Full details of the Book of Remembrance and Memorial Plaques are available from the Crematorium Office.

Cremated remains can be scattered on the meadowland that lies behind the main building.

Opening Hours - Chapel and Garden of Remembrance

The Chapel and Book of Remembrance are open to visitors on every day of the year.

Weekdays 9.00am - 4.30pm Saturdays 9.00am – 12.00 noon Sundays 2.00pm - 4.30 pm Bank Holidays 10.00am – 12.00noon Opening Hours - Office Enquiries

Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm
The office is closed weekends and Bank Holidays


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