Darlington Crematorium

Darlington Crematorium

Established in 1901, Darlington Crematorium is the fifth of its kind in the country, boasting a rich history. Recently, the 1960s building underwent a full refurbishment and now houses the Cemetery and Crematorium Office, Books of Remembrance, and Crematory from July 2022. The newly constructed Darlington Crematorium Chapel, operational since April 24, 2023, provides a serene setting for cremation services. With a waiting room, accessible toilets, and a spacious chapel accommodating over 140 visitors, the building enhances the funeral experience. A well-lit and accessible car park with 65 spaces is available for mourners.

Cremations are conducted Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with hourly bookings and the flexibility of extended times. Floral tributes are on display, with arrangements for removal or donation to nursing homes. The crematorium ensures accessibility, providing a loop system in the chapel, disabled parking, and accessible facilities. The Gardens of Remembrance offer a serene location for the scattering of cremated remains. Memorial schemes, including the Book of Remembrance, plaques, and other options, are available, and families are guided by the crematorium office for personalised services.

Please remember: you need to book an appointment at the Darlington Crematorium in order to discuss your plans. We’d be happy to help you do this, so feel free to get in touch with one of our personal advisers. 

Facts & figures

  • Opened in 1901
  • The fifth crematorium opened in the county
  • Recently refurbished
  • Chapel seats 140
  • Car park with space for 65 cars
  • Garden of Remembrance

Public viewing times (for visiting the crematorium)

Monday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Carmel Road North Darlington
*Don’t forget, you need to book before you visit the Darlington Crematorium. We’ll be happy to arrange this for you, if you’d like: get in touch with one of our personal advisers.


From Middlesbrough:

Start by heading south on Borough Road and B1272 to access the A66. Continue on the A66 toward Darlington. Follow the A66 until you reach Carmel Road South/A67 in Darlington. Continue on Carmel Road South, which leads to the crematorium.

From Newcastle upon Tyne:

From Newcastle upon Tyne, take Queen Victoria Road and Claremont Road/B1318 to A167(M). Follow A167(M) to Tyne Bridge/A167. Get on A194(M) from A184. Continue on A1(M) to W Auckland Rd/A68 in Darlington, and take exit 58 from A1(M). Follow A68 and Carmel Road North/B6280 to reach your destination.

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