Cemeteries, Crematorium & Burial Grounds

Nottingham Cemeteries and Burial Grounds 

The service is responsible for the management of six active cemeteries, fifteen closed burial grounds and the Southern Crematorium (Wilford Hill).

Our team offer advice and help with burial and cremations, taking into consideration different cultural and religious requirements. The team can also provide advice about memorials.

Annual service for the bereaved

Wilford Chapel picture

Opening Times

The cemetery grounds are open throughout the year (including Bank Holidays) as follows:-


Monday to Saturday


January, February, November and December

8 am to 4 pm

9 am to 4 pm

March and October

8 am to 5 pm

9 am to 5 pm

April, May, June, July, August and September

(Good Friday 3 April to 10 am to 5 pm)

8 am to 6 pm

9 am to 6 pm

Please note that these times apply to Wilford Hill and Northern Cemetery, however, Highwood Cemetery will close half an hour earlier than the times stated above to allow sufficient time to travel between sites. (These closing times only apply to vehicle access and as such there will be pedestrian access 24 hours a day at these sites.)

Church Cemetery will be closed at the same times, however, this will not have pedestrian access outside of the normal times.

General Cemetery will remain open throughout 24 hours a day for pedestrian access but there is no vehicle access unless a prior appointment is made.


Cemeteries and Crematorium

High Wood Cemetery 

Northern Cemetery
Hempshill Lane

Southern Cemetery and Crematorium (Wilford Hill)
Loughborough Road
West Bridgford

Historic Burial Grounds

Burials in historic grounds are only available to people who own existing plots.

Church Cemetery (also known as Rock Cemetery)
Mansfield Road,

General Cemetery (also known as Canning Circus)
Canning Circus,
Alfreton Road,

Basford Cemetery
Nottingham Road,
New Basford,

Closed Churchyards

The service also maintains 15 closed churchyards:

  • Basford Cemetery, Basford
  • General Cemetery, Canning Circus
  • Church Cemetery, City Centre
  • St Nicholas, City Centre
  • St Peters, City Centre
  • St Leodagarius Church, Basford
  • St Mary's Church, Bulwell
  • St Mary's Church, City Centre
  • St Martins Church, Bilborough
  • St Wilfred's Church, Wilford
  • St Stephens Church, Sneinton
  • Holy Trinity Church, Lenton
  • Priory Church, Lenton
  • St Mary's Church, Clifton Village
  • St Leonard's Church, Wollaton

Cemetery Friends Group

The Cemetery service team are looking to work with Citizens to create a ‘Friends of Wilford Hill (Southern Cemetery)’ group. The aims of the group will be to undertake voluntary works on site, help with events such as the annual Christmas service or simply to be willing to attend occasional informal meetings to discuss developments and to raise awareness of ongoing works. If you would like more information please contact the Cemetery service via e mail at cemeteries@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or via telephone on 0115 876 1916.