Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council welcomes all visitors to our cemeteries and requests that visitors respect the peace, dignity and reverence of these facilities.
Our Cemeteries are communal spaces for quiet reflection and remembering loves ones.
All Blaenau Gwent cemeteries are working cemeteries and burials take place regularly. In addition, other activities are being carried out e.g. monumental masons could be working graveside near to your family grave. Also, contractors might be repairing roadways, cleaning gullies, carrying our building maintenance and cemetery improvements.
Sometimes, on your visit you will find the ground conditions very wet and muddy due to the climatic conditions in which we live. We do apologise for this; however, we make every effort to alleviate the conditions by placing land drains within each section of the cemetery. You might find that topsoil is needed on your family grave to bring it up to the level of the surrounding ground. If this is indeed the case, please ring 01495 311556 and we will undertake the work for you.
On other occasions you might find graves being re-opened for a burial next to your family grave. Every effort is made to minimise any disruption to you and your family. Further details can found within our Rules and Regulations.
All activities such as the placing of headstones, kerb surrounds etc must be authorised by the Environment Directorate.
The Bereavement Services Office Opening times are as follows:
- Monday-Thursday - 8:30am – 4:30pm
- Friday - 8:30am – 4pm
Cemeteries within Blaenau Gwent
- Cwm Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Cwm, Ebbw Vale, NP23 7RZ Map
- Dukestown Cemetery, Crown Avenue, Tredegar, NP22 4EE
- Ebbw Vale Cemetery, Waun-Y-Pound Road, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6LE Map
- Brynmawr Cemetery, Harcourt Road, Brynmawr, NP23 4TU Map
- Blaina Cemetery, Abertillery Road, NP13 3DZ Map
- Brynithel Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Brynithel, Abertillery, NP13 2AX Map
- Cefn Golau Cemetery, Cefn Golau, Tredegar, NP22 3BH
Cemetery Opening Times
Vehicular access to cemeteries is available during the following hours /365 day of the year:
- British Summer time (March-October) - 8am - 7pm
- All other times (November-February) - 8am - 4:30pm
There are no restrictions for pedestrian access to all cemeteries.
Cemeteries Essential Road Surface Improvements
Road surface improvement works are scheduled to commence throughout all Blaenau Gwent Cemeteries in the coming weeks. This may restrict access to cemetery visits during the dates listed below:
Ebbw Vale CemeteryMon 10th & Tues 11th May 2021
Blaina Cemetery Tues 11th & Wed 12th May 2021
Brynmawr Cemetery Wed 12th – Fri 14th May 2021
Cwm Cemetery Thurs 13th - Mon 17th May 2021
Dukestown Cemetery Tues 18th & Wed 19th May 2021
Cefn Golau Cemetery Thurs 20th – Wed 26th May 2021
Brynithel Cemetery Thurs 27th May – Tues 1st 2021
The appointed contractors will endeavour to complete the works within schedule but should any unavoidable or unforeseen issues arise work may be delayed.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Memorial Bench Scheme
The Council provides a licence scheme to allow for the donation of memorial benches to be installed within cemeteries.
To ensure consistency throughout all council cemeteries only the 2 approved bench designs and manufacture specification will be permitted for consideration. An illustration of the approved bench design and manufacture specification is available here:
Locating a grave
The Cemeteries Section of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council holds the records for the 7 cemeteries within the County Borough, namely Blaina, Brynithel, Brynmawr, Cefn Golau, Cwm, Dukestown and Ebbw Vale.
We are able to undertake family searches on behalf of members of the public. Requests for searches can be made in writing or via e-mail.
To enable an accurate search to be carried out it is essential to supply the names and exact dates of death of the deceased.
Please click the 'Cemetery Fees' document below for further information concerning the search fee.
- Cemetery Fees
- Rules & Regulations
- Burial Form
- Memorial Application
- Memorial Bench Application
- Statutory Declaration
- Assignment of Rights
Name of Team: Bereavement Services
Telephone: 01495 311556