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Loughborough Cemetery further details

About the Cemetery

Loughborough Cemetery is located in Leicester Rd, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2AF.

Loughborough Cemetery was created in 1857. The Victorian chapels in the oldest part of the cemetery are surrounded by pathways and plots designed by Loudon, a famous landscape gardener. The new part was created by the Loughborough Corporation in 1947. The cemetery has a number of war graves and has sections for different creeds and communities.

For detailed information about Loughborough cemetery's fees and charges and other related information please read the following documents:
Cemetery - Fees and Charges 2015/16 (Word Document, 0.1 Mb)
Application to Erect Monument (Word Document, 0.49 Mb)
Interment Application (Word Document, 0.1 Mb)

Choice of Graves

There are different types of grave plots available:

Type A - These are earthen/vaulted graves where a full kerb memorial surround can be placed.

Type D - These are on the lawned section, located along a continuous concrete beam which accommodates the headstones and flower containers. These graves are turfed over soon after burial for ease of maintenance.

Type C - These are child graves

Type E - These are for the burial of cremated remains. Each plot can accommodate up to 5 caskets of cremated remains.

Exclusive Rights

The ' Exclusive Rights of Burial ' on all grave types last for a period of 100 years. The exclusive rights need to be purchased before any memorials can be placed.

Facilities Within the Cemetery

Grave spaces are 9 feet by 4 feet (274.32cm x 121.92cm) except for child graves which are 4 feet by 3 feet (121.92cm x 91.44cm). Each grave can be excavated to accommodate up to two burials.Up to 6 ash caskets can also be interred after the second burial.

Traditional Muslim graves are excavated for one burial.

Cremated remains plots are 4 feet by 3 feet and can accommodate up to 5 caskets of cremated remains.

Seats, trees or rose bed memorials may be purchased through the cemetery office. These will be installed within the cemetery with a brass remembrance plaque.

The cemetery has its own car park accessed from Leicester Road or the by-pass, and on foot from Shelthorpe Ave. Water taps are provided throughout the cemetery to refresh floral tributes and displays. The cemetery is maintained by Quadron Services Limited.

See signs to locate burial compartments.


Various types of memorials are allowed to be place on graves, according to section. Size restrictions also apply. All headstones and kerb sets must be made of granite. Stone chippings are only allowed when they are contained within a kerb set on an A Grave. All other type of fencing/enclosures are not allowed as it interferes with maintenance of the cemetery.

Burial Records

All records relating to burials and grave plots are held in the cemetery office at the Council offices. Searches will be carried out on request. If a lot of information is requested a charge may apply.

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