Opening times

Wigan Borough cemeteries are open and accessible from 9am daily.

  • From 1st April - 30th September they are locked at 8pm
  • From the 1st October - 31st March they are locked at dusk (following daylight hours) but no earlier than 4pm.

Report an issue

If you find a problem within a cemetery (such as vandalism, fallen headstones, overgrown vegetation etc) please report the issue to us.


List of cemeteries
Plan of the cemetery (PDF)Location
Atherton Cemetery Leigh Road, Atherton M46 0LX 
(view location in Google Maps).
Gidlow Cemetery Wigan Road, Standish, Wigan WN6 0AD
(view location in Google Maps).
Hindley Cemetery Castle Hill Road, Hindley, Wigan WN2 4BU
(view location in Google Maps).
Howe Bridge Cemetery Lovers' Lane, Howe Bridge, Nr. Atherton M46 0PZ
(view location in Google Maps).
Ince-in-Makerfield Cemetery Warrington Road, Lower Ince, Wigan WN3 4NH
(view location in Google Maps).
Leigh Cemetery Manchester Road, Leigh WN7 2NP
(view location in Google Maps)
Lower Ince Cemetery and Wigan Crematorium Cemetery Road, off Warrington Road, Lower Ince, Wigan WN3 4NH
(view location in Google Maps).
Tyldesley Cemetery Hough Lane, Tyldesley M29 8WN
(view location in Google Maps). 
Westwood Cemetery Westwood Lane, Lower Ince, Wigan WN3 4NX
(view location in Google Maps). 

Grave Identification

A grave number is made up of 3 elements:

  • Denomination
  • Cemetery Section
  • Individual grave number (for example, CE-16-215)

This number can be found inscribed on the side of the base of memorials less than 10 years old.

When visiting a cemetery, you can find a specific grave by locating the number on an existing memorial and working along the row until you find the required grave.


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