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Burials and Cremations

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The main administration office of the Cemeteries and Crematorium Division is located in Room G.4.6, Civic Centre, Swansea, where staff are available to assist bereaved families, Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons.

In this particularly sensitive aspect of public service, we recognise the needs of the bereaved by the provision of a dignified burials and cremation service, whilst offering as much choice as possible in order for them to express their grief in the way that they feel most appropriate.

We achieve this through a comprehensive service designed to:

  • Provide appropriate memorialisation facilities for bereaved members of the public
  • Maintain cemetery and crematorium grounds to give a pleasant and appropriate appearance
  • Provide an efficient and accurate response for funeral arrangements - burials and cremations
  • Ensure that all buildings within cemetery grounds are well maintained and operated
  • Provide a dignified service for interments and cremations


The department is responsible for seven cemeteries in total and space for new graves is available at five locations which are Morriston, Oystermouth, Kingsbridge, Rhydgoch and Coedgwilym.

Family burials in existing graves can take place in all of Swansea's seven cemeteries, though space remaining in Cwmgelli and Danygraig is becoming increasingly scarce.  Special areas have been set aside in each cemetery to accommodate the burial of cremated remains, with each plot marked by an appropriate memorial tablet.


Books of Remembrance, including Babies Book of Remembrance, Miniature Books and Memorial Cards are the traditional form of memorialisation but a more comprehensive choice has been introduced to include Kerbstones, Benches and Plaques. 

Each service can be tailored to meet any specific requests families may have.  Music is available for each service by using the Chapel Organ, CD's or cassette tapes.   Ramped access is provided with toilet facilities for disabled people, induction loop system in the chapel and a wheelchair to help anyone with walking difficulties.

Public Burials

Each year a number of people die leaving no relatives or friends to make the necessary arrangements and, if this happens, the arrangements are carried out and paid for by the Council.  For further information please contact 01792 635600 or email evh@swansea.gov.uk

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