When a person dies it is common practice for the family to contact a funeral director to carry out their wishes for the forthcoming funeral.
The funeral director then makes all arrangements direct with the Crematorium for a cremation or with the Bereavement Services Office at the Local Council for the burial of a coffin.
The funeral director will also arrange transport, service, etc. Funeral Director costs can be compared on Your Funeral Choice website.
There are five cemetery sites within the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough where burials can be accommodated and also provision for the interment of cremated remains following a cremation.
The sites are as follows:
Please note: the only new grave spaces in the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough are in Graigfargoed Cemetery in Bedlinog. In all other cemeteries only ‘re-used’ graves are available. A ‘re-used’ grave is one in which there is only one burial over 70 ago which has no memorial and is still in the ownership of the Council.
The original burial is not disturbed when excavating the grave, but the depth remaining above that burial can be used for the burial of a maximum of two coffins providing there is sufficient depth available.
There is no crematorium within the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough. The nearest are:
LLwydcoed Crematorium, Llwydcoed, Aberdare, CF44 0DJ
Glyntaff Crematorium, Glyntaff, Pontypridd, CF37 4BE
Following a cremation, should the family wish to inter the cremated remains in one of MTCBC cemeteries they can do so either through their funeral director or direct with the Bereavement Services Office.