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Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion : Foldout

All Souls' Graveyard, Halifax : General Notes

The burial ground for All Souls' Church, Halifax is opposite the Church, on Boothtown Road.

There several names recorded for the burial grounds in Boothtown:

Question: I am more than a little confused by these several burial places.

Please email me if you can help determine how many burial grounds there are, and which of these are alternative names for the same place


In 1855, The Huddersfield Chronicle and West Yorkshire Advertiser reported that

Edward Akroyd of Bankfield, has set apart a large field for the purpose of forming a burial ground, more especially intended for the accommodation of the residents of North Ward, Old Lane and Newtown.

The ground measured 26,940 square yards.

Nearly 3,500 yards will be appropriated to walks and shrubberies. The grounds will be tastefully laid out according to the plans of Messrs Mallinson & Healey.

A neat chapel will be built in the centre.

[The place] will not a whit be left behind the very beautiful cemetery which is already at the other end of the town in Lister Lane, Halifax


The cemetery was consecrated on Friday, 25th April 1856.

The first interment took place on 26th April 1856, when Rev Charles Richard Holmes buried 10-year-old Charles Coton of Boothtown.

The 19th century Gothic gateway and lodge are listed

Some of the monumental inscriptions in the graveyard are shown in the CD entitled Halifax Monumental Inscriptions #1

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