Stoney Royd Cemetery – aka Halifax Corporation Cemetery and the Borough cemetery – was built by Halifax Corporation on the site of Stoney Royd House.
It was begun on 7th June 1860. Opened in 1863.
In May 1863, the Cemetery Committee recommended that a part of the Cemetery be set aside for use by the Roman Catholics. A deputation of Nonconformists and Dissenters – including Rev Bryan Dale, Rev Russell Lant Carpenter, Rev James Comper Gray, and Rev Thomas Michael - objected to this on the grounds that, if this were to happen, any and every other religious denomination might claim similar concessions, to the detriment of the Cemetery, and that Catholics already had use of the Halifax General Cemetery.
There were 3 chapels: Anglican, Catholic and Nonconformist.
Stoney Royd Hospital was opened here in 1872.
There is a War Memorial here.
As the graveyards of some other churches and chapels in the district have closed, the remains were reinterred at Stoney Road. These include:
The stones in the new burial ground were laid out in the prescribed manner, side by side in rows. These are mainly flat slabs, very uneven and treacherous to walk on. The are was once fenced with wrought iron railings, and gates at the left-hand corner
The following people, and/or members of their family, were buried and/or have memorials here:
Henry Aaron John Ainley John Aked Priestley Alderson Robert Allen Thomas William Allen Harriet Ashworth Arnold Atkin Henry Cooper Atkinson Samuel Atkinson William Henry Bairstow Alfred Bancroft Herbert Bancroft Albert Bate Thomas Batty Thomas Ingham Bellwood John Evan Birch Lewis Blackburn Nathaniel Booth Lewis John Bradley Sidney Herbert Bray John William Brennan Elijah Brewster Francis Gerald Broadbent Willie George Brookes Henry Brown Robert James Burgess Patrick Burns Rev George Trotter Carr Eric William Cave James Coates Lewis Collinge Bernard Conroy Joseph Cordingley William Cross Clement Crossley George Howard Crowther Joseph Bromley Dale Dennis Denville Michael Devers Sam Duckett Sam Duckitt Patrick Dunleavy William Henry Earnshaw Henry Edmunds Herbert James Elliott Jabez Bunting Farrar John Frederick Farrar James Feeley Frederick Fielden Lord Fielden James Patrick Fletcher John Fletcher Thomas Fletcher Ronald Foster Stanley Edward Samuel Gardner Sam William Gaukroger James William Gladwin Oswald Gledhill Leslie Graham James Greenwood Jesse Greenwood Tom Greenwood Ernest Gregson Robert Craven Haley Joseph Hardy John Henry Hartley Hilton Heslop John Bailey Holroyde Frank Exley Hull James Jackson Albert Jenkinson William John Kay Patrick Kearney William Keating John Keighley John Kelcher Jake Kyte William Arthur Lamb Lyttleton Lawry Tommy Laycock Herbert Lister John William Longbottom George Longridge James Lupton William Bingley Lupton John Lynch John Henry Magson Patrick Maher Bernard Mangan Dominic Marley James Marsden John Joseph Marsh John Mason Benjamin Maud Robert McAllister Patrick McAvan John Gowan McCrea James H. McHugh Alexander McKay Charles McKenna Rev James McKenna Samuel Main McLachlan Thomas McMeeking Henry Horace Merry Jeremiah Midgley Adam Mitchell James Mitchell Thomas Mitchell William Monument William Monument William Charles Moore Joseph Moorhouse Gerard Moran Stanley Mottram John Joseph Mulroy Thomas Bernard Mulroy James Murphy John Murphy Michael Murray Benjamin Burton Nagle John King Naylor Charles Needham John Needham James William Nettleton Edward Newcombe Edward Newsholme Thomas Piercey Nicholson John Normington Joseph Normington Joseph Norton Neil O'Boyle James O'Connor Henry Oates Joseph Steven Ockwell Charles Oldham Henry Oliver Thomas Oram John Ordish Dumont Pallier John Patchett William Paton John Payne John Peters John Philips Mary Beatrice, daughter of David Pickles George Pickles George Pickles Paul Pickles Samuel Pickles James Pickup Squire Pinder Joseph Pitchforth Thomas Ainley Pitchforth John Platts Henry William Pohlmann Edward Porter Joseph Powell Henry Priestley Thomas Priestley Thomas Pulman Annie Quick Hugh Quigley David Ramsden Joseph Ramsden Thomas Ramsden Harold Ratcliff Charles Frederick Rawnsley Frederick Rawnsley Ebenezer Redhead Edouard Riedel Willie Riley Thomas Roberts Gaetano Rocca William Frederick Ryan James Savage John William Sellars James A. Sennett F. N. Sheriden Thomas Parr Simpson Edgar Smith Frank Smith John William Smith Lewis Smith Solomon Charles Smith Joseph Stansfield Charles Clifford Stott John Sugden John Edward Sunners Alexander Suter Leonard Swall Edgar Taylor Robert Taylor Robert Leslie Taylor George William Thomas Ernest Thompson J. Turner James Walker William Walker James Walsh Margaret Walsh William Arthur Walsh George William Walton Annie Wayman The victims of the fire at Wellington Mills Marianne Atkinson, mother-in-law of Dr Edmond West Symes Frederick Whitaker Marshall Whitehead John Wilson Joseph Woodward George Yates
The small Gothic Lodge is listed, and has been used as Council Offices for the Parks Department.
It was boarded-up  and then converted into a private house .
A porcelain model of a part of the Lodge is used as The Magic Lantern in the Lilliput Lane series of china ornaments
See Marshall Hunsworth, Quarmby & Mills, William Riley and South Parade Methodist Chapel, Halifax: Graveyard
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