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Cheshire East Council

Cemeteries and crematoria in Cheshire East are managed by Orbitas Bereavement Services, a company owned and controlled by Cheshire East Borough Council.

Orbitas Bereavement Services Ltd
Cemetery Office
Market Close
Crewe
Cheshire
CW1 2NA

As part of structural changes to local government, Cheshire East Borough Council was established in 2009 to form an amalgamation of the former boroughs of Macclesfield, Congleton, and Crewe and Nantwich. At that time, the former Cheshire County Council was split into East and West, and Chester Council was also established as a unitary authority and borough council (records also available on Deceased Online).

Cheshire East is bordered by Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south and, of course, Cheshire West on its western border.

The area contains many towns associated with the industrial revolution and particularly textile mills, many specialising in silk, such as Congleton, Macclesfield, and Sandbach. Crewe is famous as one of the centres of the nascent railway industry of the early 19th century, as well as a centre for Rolls Royce engine manufacturing.

Records on Deceased Online
The management of cemeteries and crematoria, together with their records, was previously split between offices in Macclesfield and Crewe. All records for the latter's six cemeteries and one crematorium are available on Deceased Online. These are:

• Congleton Cemetery – 500 records from 2004 to 2015
• Coppenhall Cemetery - 10,400 records from 1861 to 2015
• Crewe Cemetery - 51,750 records from 1872 to 2016
• Nantwich Cemetery - 11,150 records from 1870 to 2015 *
• Sandbach Cemetery - 3,950 records from 1935 to 2015
• Weston Cemetery - 1,150 records from 1908 to 2015
• Crewe Crematorium - 52,100 records from 1954 to 2009

The records comprise digital scans of all grave registers or cremation indexes and grave details for each of the graves and their occupants.

* Note that there is an historic lack of accuracy in some of the original register entries of older records in Nantwich cemetery.

Records for the Macclesfield area have been digitised and will be released later in the year.
The cemeteries are:

• Alderley Edge Cemetery – 4,000 records from 1906 to 2015
• Knutsford Cemetery – 7,200 records from 1902 to 2015
• Macclesfield Cemetery – 62,000 records from 1866 to 2015
• Meadowbrook Cemetery – 500 records from 2006 to 2015
• Wilmslow Cemetery – 6,600 records from 1907 to 2015
• Macclesfield Crematorium – 64,000 records from 1960 to 1997

Further information:
Other local records in the region available on Deceased Online:

Bolton Council (Greater Manchester/Lancashire)
Cheshire West and Chester
East Staffordshire Borough Council
Trafford Council (Greater Manchester/Lancashire)

Lancashire (removal of graves and tombstones records from The National Archives)
Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society (memorial inscriptions)

 
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