Wear Valley

Wear Valley

Wear Valley Crematorium, established on 2 March 2009, is a modern facility nestled in eight acres of well-maintained grounds. It is located near Coundon Village and serves communities in and around Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe, and County Durham. The crematorium is known for its state-of-the-art chapel, accommodating larger funerals. Additionally, the grounds feature a serene lake and offer various memorials like rose beds and private gardens, promoting a tranquil environment for contemplation. 

Wear Valley Crematorium caters to funerals of multiple faiths, providing services tailored to various cultural and religious needs. 

The crematorium is equipped with facilities for the disabled, including disabled toilets and a hearing loop. The crematorium has 54 parking spaces, including two for disabled visitors, and offers both attended and unattended services​​.

Please remember: you need to book an appointment at the Wear Valley 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

  • Modern, state-of-the-art facility
  • Opened on 2 March 2009
  • Set in eight acres of well-maintained grounds
  • The Chapel can accommodate larger funerals
  • Gardens of remembrance with a central feature of a beautiful lake
  • 54 parking spaces available

Public viewing times (for visiting the crematorium)

Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

The grounds remain open throughout the year, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Address & phone number

Coundon Bishop Auckland Durham
DL14 8NR
*Don’t forget, you need to book before you visit the Wear Valley Crematorium. We’ll be happy to arrange this for you, if you’d like: get in touch with one of our personal advisers.


By Car: 

From Durham:  Follow A167, B6288 and Eden Terrace to Tees Walk. Head southeast on Alexandria Cres/A690 toward Crossgate Peth. Turn right onto Crossgate Peth/A690. Turn left onto Darlington Rd/A167. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A167. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Front St/B6288.

Continue to follow B6288 til you reach the roundabout, and take the 2nd exit onto Vyners Cl/B6288. Take the 2nd exit at the roundabout and stay on Vyners Cl/B6288. Continue to follow B6288 and get onto West View/B6287. Continue onto Eden Terrace Continue on Tees Walk to your destination

From Bishop Auckland: Head northwest on A689 toward A689, go through 1 roundabout and Take N Bondgate to Durham Rd. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto High Bondgate.

At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto N Bondgate and continue onto Market Pl. Market Pl turns slightly right and becomes Castle Chare. Take A689 to Tees Walk and turn left onto Durham Rd when you reach the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A689. Continue on Tees Walk, and at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Tees Walk, turn right, and then left. 

By public transport:

The closest bus stop is Coundon Road End where bus 35a stops from Bishops Auckland on the way to Ferry Hill. 

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Fenix can act as your funeral director, offering you ease and peace of mind along every step of organising a funeral for your loved one. No matter what your plans, or budget, our friendly personal advisers are there for you. They will be happy to help you contact the Wear Valley Crematorium, or help you compare it with other venues in the area. Together, we’ll create the perfect funeral. You can get in touch today, with absolutely no obligation or commitment.

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