Our Cemeteries

Covid-19 Update

Please see the documents below for information relating to our COVID-19 procedure.

COVID-19 - Operational Procedure 

Local Resilience Forum (LRF) Statement

Our Cemeteries

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:

Example 1

Example 2 

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. 

Related Documents

Contact Information

Name of Team: Bereavement Services

Telephone: 01495 311556

Email: info@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk