Thursday, 23 February 2017

Bradford Cemeteries Online

Bradford is the UK's sixth most populous community.

Bradford Metropolitan District manages 24 cemeteries and crematoria.

Cemeteries and crematoria
Bingley CemeteryBailey Hills Road Bingley1870
Bowling CemeteryRooley Lane Bradford1889
Charlestown CemeteryOtley Road Charlestown1863
Clayton CemeteryMiddle Lane Clayton Bradford1928
Gods Acre CemeteryBradford Road Burley in Wharfedale1873
Haworth CemeteryCemetery Road Haworth1893
Ilkley CemeteryAshlands Road Ilkley1878
Menston CemeteryBradford Road Menston1927
Morton CemeteryBradford Road Sandbeds Keighley1916
Nab Wood Cemetery and CrematoriumBingley Road Shipley1895
North Bierley CemeteryCemetery Road Buttershaw Bradford1933
Oakworth Cemetery and CrematoriumWide Lane Oakworth Keighley1906
Oxenhope CemeteryHebden Bridge Road Oxenhope1887
Queensbury CemeteryWest End Queensbury Bradford1905
Scholemoor Cemetery and CrematoriumNecropolis Road Bradford1860
Silsden CemeteryHowden Road Silsden1930
Stanbury CemeterySladen Bridge Stanbury Keighley1888
Steeton CemeteryElmsley Street Steeton1896
Thornton CemeteryThornton Road Bradford1907
Tong CemeteryTong Street Bradford1860
Utley CemeterySkipton Road Keighley1857
Wilsden CemeteryShay Lane1922
Windhill CemeteryOwlet Toad Windhill Shipley1835

Not included on this list is Undercliffe Cemetery which is managed by Undercliffe Cemetery Charity in partnership with Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

Sadly, as far as I can tell, none of these have information from burial registers or memorial inscription transcriptions online.  It appears a search of original records at Bradford or Keighley Local Studies Libraries is required, or you can pay for a search at a cost of £12 (about $20 Cdn).

Findmypast has 45,982 records for the Bradford area in the National Burial Index mostly from churchyards and including 9,240 records from Eccleshill St Luke's and Norman Lane Wesleyan Burial Ground.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission show 259 burials in Bowling Cemetery, 238 at Scholemoor, 134 at Undercliffe and a few at other locations.

Find information on Bradford Jewish Cemeteries.

1 comment:

Sylvia said...

As a professional researcher I have found the staff in the Keighley Bereavement Office are extremely helpful answering queries about the graves and burials. Whilst there are many MIs available in Keighley Local Studies Library, not all graves have memorial stones of course. The LOcal Studies Library has a large collection of MIs from various churches across the district too.

Another CWG grave will officially be dedicted at Utley Cemetery on 15 July 2017 for Ivor Tempest Greenwood. I am pleased to have been involved in seeking his descendants, who now seemingly live in Australia, in order to advise them of the ceremony.

Sylvia Valentine
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