Machynlleth Cemetery Survey 2017

In November 2017 we sought your views on the future provision of a cemetery for the town. The current Victorian cemetery is nearly at full capacity with two years of burial space left.

We asked for your views on two potential sites:Image of Machynlleth Cemetery Consultation results poster

  • Land behind the Plas
  • Land at Machynlleth CP School

There was also scope:

  • To look to build a new cemetery in an outlying area
  • For residents to use alternative private churchyards for burials
  • For residents to travel to Newtown for future burials

You said:

  • We want a cemetery in our town not elsewhere
  • We don't want to drive to Newtown - it's too far
  • We want to be able to walk to visit loved ones graves 
  • We like the idea of the Plas as a site for a cemetery
  • We'd like an area for scattering ashes and urns
  • We'd like an option to have a woodland burial

We  will:

  • We will now conduct a comprehensive feasibility study into developing the Plas as a new cemetery.

What's our legal role?

Local authorities have a duty under the Local Authorities' Cemeteries Order 1977 to maintain existing cemeteries but not to build new ones.



  • Email:
  • Address: Consultations, Powys County Hall, Spa Road East, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG


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