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Find funeral directors in Washington, Tyne and Wear 

Browse our listings to find a funeral home in Washington. We’ve included a range of funeral directors in Washington, Houghton-le-Spring, Chester-le-Street and other neighbouring towns. There are plenty of independent funeral homes, as well as recognised names like Funeral Partners and Co-op. You’ll see contact details too, so if you find one you like, it’s easy to give them a call. 

Plan a funeral in Washington 

There are several Washington funeral venues to choose from, with many catering for traditional Christian funerals. The nearby Saltwell Crematorium in Gateshead has a multi-faith chapel.  The town has one cemetery, though there are several more nearby. There are also 3 natural burial grounds in the area.  

Find a Washington crematorium 

While there isn’t a crematorium in Washington, you’ll find 3 nearby: 

Find a burial ground or cemetery in Washington 

There is one main cemetery in Washington: 

  • Washington Cemetery (council-owned) – found next to Holy Trinity Church and is managed by Sunderland City Council. The cemetery is sometimes known as ‘Washington Village Cemetery’. 

There are many more active cemeteries in the boroughs of Sunderland, Gateshead, Durham and South Tyneside. The closest are: 

  • Birtley Cemetery (council-run) – has dedicated areas for children and babies 
  • Castletown Cemetery (council-run) 
  • Ropery Lane Cemetery, Chester-le-Street (council-run) – a Green Flag cemetery 
  • Heworth Burn Cemetery (council-run) – has dedicated areas for children and babies 
  • Hebburn Cemetery (council-run) 

The following natural burial grounds are nearby: 

  • Durham Woodland Cemetery (council-run) 
  • Earlsdon Cemetery (council-run): includes a woodland burial area 
  • Seven Penny Meadow (privately run) 

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We recommend taking some time to look into the different cemeteries and crematoriums listed above before you make your choice. You can find more information through their websites or by reading independent reviews. This will help you to find the best option to meet your needs.