About the cemetery
This is a relatively modern cemetery which opened for interments on 1st January 1912. It is medium sized and quite well maintained.
The cemetery is divided into three distinct denominations and each of them contains a number of different sections. They are:-
Consecrated Sections 1 to 12. These are the Church of England Sections..
General Sections 1 to 15 and CWGC. These are essentially the many non-conformist religions.
Roman Catholic Sections 1 to 4.
The General Sections number 1 through to 5 and then 14 and 15 and include a small CWGC section. General Sections 6 through to 13 do not at present exist.
The four Roman Catholic Sections have a large number of recent headstones.
Please note that the site only includes what is shown on headstones and does not comprise a register of all the burials in the cemetery.
It is understood that the registers for this cemetery are at Thornton Crematorium and so not available for general access. Consequently it has not been possible to include individual plot numbers with each entry. To assist with locating an individual headstone a numbering system has been devised for these transcriptions - headstones have been numbered by row. Wherever possible row 1 is on the north side of each section. The section plans follow the same format. Thus once you have orientated yourself you should not be too difficult to find a headstone. There is a cemetery plan on a board as you enter the cemetery.
A few notes:
A note of caution. Do not rely on what is recorded here. If possible check the inscription yourself. It is just too easy for a mistake ro be made between recording an inscription and typing it up. Some of the stones are easier to read than others and many are showing signs of weathering. Despite best efforts errors and mistakes are likely to have been made.
A request. The information on this site has been collected with much effort. It is offered here free of use to help with family history research. You are welcome to copy the information you need. Please do not copy information in bulk - e.g. for other sites - we want to keep what we have collected freely available to those whose research it will help. If you have any special requests please contact us.