Stone is unique within the council’s three cemeteries in that it has a woodland site in which burials take place. After each interment a tree is planted; native species, such as oak and lime, are preferred as they are well suited to the soil and climatic conditions at the cemetery.
Many families desire to bring their loved ones back to Stone after cremation in Tixall Road Crematorium or elsewhere in the country and the demand for cremated remains graves continue to grow at Stone.
All the Borough's cemeteries are supported by The Friends of Stafford Cemeteries. If you would like more information about the work of the Friends group, you can follow them on their Facebook page or you can contact Bereavement Services.
Stone Cemetery, Stafford Road (A34), Stone ST15 0BQ
From Stone: Come straight down the A34 towards Stafford. The cemetery entrance is on the left just before the roundabout with the A51.
From Stafford / M6 Junction 14: Take the A34 towards Stone. Continue straight on at the roundabout with the A51 and at the next roundabout go right all the way around the roundabout so you are heading back down the A34 to Stafford. The cemetery is on the left just before you get back on the roundabout with the A51.
Sanctum - Above Ground Vault
Sanctums (above ground level) are now available at Stone.
The Sanctum is designed to accommodate two sets of Cremated Remains. It consists of an above ground vault with a polished granite plaque and a flower vase provided; the plaque can be inscribed with up to eleven lines of inscription.
The first four lines of inscription are included in the initial cost; the plaque may also accommodate an engraved motif or photo plaque. The container/s are placed within the vault and the inscribed plaque securely fixed to the front of the chamber.
Stone cemetery is currently the only Borough Council-owned site where the option of a woodland burial is available. It has now become an increasingly popular choice and a valued option for local people.
Trees marking grave sites
Stunning views from the woodland area
A Brief History
Stone Cemetery opened in 1903 and is a traditional cemetery. The first interment was in October of the same year.
Since opening, both the Urban and Parish Councils played their part in supplying grave spaces for the residents in Stone. This responsibility changed in 1971 when the whole site came under the responsibility of Stafford Borough Council. The cemetery has been in constant use and is currently still open for the sale of new graves both full earthen, and cremated remains.
We are very interested in the views of Stone residents regarding Stone Cemetery. We would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to complete this short survey.