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Deaths, funerals and cremations

Penmount memorial grounds have now re-opened but the crematorium buildings are only open to people attending funeral services.

The Books of Remembrance can be viewed in the windows at the front of the main crematorium building. As usual the pages displayed will be the current days date and no others.

The Columbarium is now accessible. Please follow directions as posted and socially distance.

Floral tributes can be left on the Flower Terrace or in the memorial grounds.

Please see our funerals during coronavirus page and bereavement support during the coronavirus page

It's important to register a death as soon as possible.

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It is a statutory requirement that a death which has not been referred to the Coroner is registered within five days of the date of death.

When you are bereaved, this may feel like a daunting task. These pages will help make it easier for you, as they give all the information you'll need about who can register a death and how to go about it, including the documentation needed. 

Information on what to do after someone dies can be found on the .gov website.

Penmount Crematorium is situated two miles from the city centre of Truro on a secluded country estate.

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All Council cemeteries are open 24hrs a day 7 days a week.  View all of the cemeteries operated by Cornwall Council and a list of the cemetery fees.
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In a small number of cases, where the cause of death is unclear, sudden or unexpected, the doctor, hospital or Registrar will report the death to the Coroner.  Contact the Cornwall Coroners Office and find out about inquests.
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The death of someone close to us is probably the most severe loss we have to cope with.  Find organisations that can offer advice and support and information from the first steps of registering the death to financial matters and coping with your emotions in the bereavement guide.
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