Clevedon Road
Portishead
North Somerset

Telephone: 01934 510608

Cemetery information

Important Update (30/03/2020)

On the 26th March 2020, the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 was approved and is to be implemented with immediate effect.

In line with this new legislation, The Crematorium and Memorial Group would like to notify all visitors that as of Monday 30th March 2020, our crematorium’s and cemeteries are now closed to members of the public, unless they are attending a funeral.

This means that, other than for the purpose of attending a funeral, no member of the public is permitted into our grounds for activities such as, visiting a memorial or laying flowers. For those visitors who are attending a funeral service, The CMG would like to remind you that no more than 10 people are permitted to enter our chapels and that everyone should follow the Government’s advice with regards to social distancing, regular hand washing and avoiding all personal contact where at all possible.

The CMG understands that this is an extremely difficult time for everyone, and whilst we have had to make these very difficult decisions, we have done so in order to ensure that we continue to provide funeral services to the highest possible standard, whilst protecting the health and safety of our families, clients and staff.


 

Officially opened in 1886 with the first registered burial taking place in 1900. The townsfolk believe that the land was used prior to that to bury those who were washed up by the sea and could not be identified.

The original two acre section of the cemetery is home to the graves of over 50 boys who died whilst in the care of the National Nautical School training on the Bristol Training Ship Formidable. Many of the boys who attended the school were either orphaned or sent there as a punishment following a petty crime and died of one of the many communicable diseases that were rife in the early 1900's, falls from the ship or the mast.

A recently added annexe to the original cemetery has ensured that families can still be buried on the same site as their forefathers for many years to come.

Contact with all off site cemeteries should be made via Ebdon Road.

Opening Hours

The Office:
Our offices, buildings and grounds will now be closed, in accordance with current law. They will only open for funeral services.

The Grounds:
Other than for the purpose of attending a funeral, no member of the public is permitted into our grounds for activities such as, visiting a memorial or laying flowers.

The Memorial Office:
Closed - Available by telephone or email only

The Book of Remembrance Room:
Our offices, buildings and grounds will now be closed, in accordance with current law. They will only open for funeral services.

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