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The Category Cemeteries is a subset of Protected Areas in the UK. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Cemeteries which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

In contrast, the Annexe for this Category lists Entities which do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Cemeteries ANNEXE

 

https://www.cemeteryfriends.com/members/

Overview

Access to details of over eighty Cemetery Friends' Groups: 'Members of the Federation meet annually for the AGM and the venue varies each year with a mix of provincial and London based locations with the added incentive of a guided walk around the local cemetery either before or after the formality of the AGM.'

https://abneypark.org/

Size (acreage)31
Starting fromAbney Park Cemetery
Overview

'Abney Park in Stoke Newington, one of the "magnificent seven" garden cemeteries of London, is a woodland memorial park and Local Nature Reserve, managed by the Abney Park Trust. We offer free public access throughout the year so everyone can come and enjoy this oasis of peace and greenery with a fascinating history.'

Description from

Abney Park Trust

Nearby

https://www.parksandgardens.org/places/anfield-cemetery

Size (acreage)110
Starting fromAnfield Cemetery
Overview

'Anfield is a mid-19th-century cemetery laid out by Edward Kemp. The site covers approximately 44 hectares. Elements include axial and circular paths, two chapels and a gothic style catacomb.'

Description from

Parks and Gardens UK

See also

Anfield Cemetery (City of Liverpool Cemetery) [Wikipedia] | Anfield Cemetery [Historic England]

Nearby

https://arnosvale.org.uk/

Size (acreage)45
Starting fromArnos Vale Cemetery
Overview

'Our programme of tours runs from March through to November and themes vary according to the season, offering insight into local history, people's lives, wildlife and beautiful architecture that can be found in the 45 acres of garden cemetery ... Want to visit Arnos Vale and take a self-guided tour? Buy one of our Trail leaflets ...'

Description from

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust

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Area

https://www.fosterhillroadcemetery.co.uk/

Size (acreage)37
Starting fromFoster Hill Road
Overview

The Friends of Bedford Cemetery 'organise walks, exhibitions and other events and activities ... The Cemetery was known as Bedford Cemetery until the new Cemetery at Norse Road was opened in 1987, when the name was changed to Foster Hill Road Cemetery to avoid confusion'.

Description from

Friends of Bedford Cemetery

See also

Bedford Cemetery [Parks & Gardens UK]

http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/community/cemeteries/belfastcitycemetery...

Navigate the Website>>> Belfast City Cemetery Maritime and Industrial Trail [PDF]
Size (acreage)54
Starting fromWhiterock Road
Overview

'We've developed a walking trail in partnership with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, which tells the stories of some of the famous people buried in the cemetery, as well as linking the City Cemetery's maritime heritage and Titanic Belfast.'

Description from

Belfast City Council

Nearby

http://www.brompton-cemetery.org

Size (acreage)39
Starting fromBrompton Cemetery
Overview

'In an area with few green spaces or outdoor recreational facilities, the Cemetery offers an oasis in all seasons, with paths for walkers and cyclists, and hours of diversion for historians, genealogists, naturalists and connoisseurs of memorial art and sculpture. Brompton Cemetery is managed by The Royal Parks, under contract from the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and is thus Britain's only Crown Cemetery.'

Description from

The Friends of Brompton Cemetery

See also

Brompton Cemetery [The Royal Parks]

http://www.bsoc.co.uk/cemetery-walk.html

Size (acreage)6
Starting fromBromsgrove Cemetery
Overview

'Follow the heritage trail to discover the people of Bromsgrove, their lives and their deaths.'

Description from

The Bromsgrove Society

Nearby

https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/city-gardens...

Size (acreage)10
Starting fromCity Road, Finsbury
Overview

'Bunhill Fields is a former burial ground in the London Borough of Islington, north of the City of London, now managed as a public garden by the City of London Corporation. It is about 4 hectares (9.9 acres) in extent, although historically it was much larger.'

Walks described here by
Nearby

https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/cemetery-and...

Size (acreage)200
Starting fromCity of London Cemetery and Crematorium
Overview

'A 200 acre site full of natural beauty. With more than 3500 trees, 32 acres of memorial landscaped gardens, a woodland area, water features, ponds, and a nature area the cemetery is home to a wide variety of birds, insects and animals. After passing through the striking gated entrance the stunning landscaped and beautifully maintained cemetery unfolds before you. All of our roadways and pathways are easily accessible and make for a very pleasant stroll through an oasis in the heart of East London.'

Walks described here by
Nearby

http://www.gavinrymill.com/flaybrick/

Size (acreage)26
Starting fromFlaybrick Hill Cemetery, Birkenhead
Overview

'Rapid growth in Birkenhead's population made it necessary for the provision of a municipal cemetery ... The site chosen was Flaybrick Hill, a prominent location outside of Birkenhead overlooked by Bidston Hill. 16.5 acres were purchased but this was extended to 26 acres in the 1890s.'

'The Gardens are open every day until 6pm, for pedestrian access only. Visitors are welcome to use the ajacent Tam O'Shanter complex for car parking, Cafeteria and toilet facilities. Guided walks and other event details may be found on the notice board by the main gates. Copies of the leaflet, self guide trails and further information are available from the Ranger's Office at Tam O Shanter Farm.'

Nearby
Area

http://www.ford-park-cemetery.org/index.php/heritage-education/guided-...

Size (acreage)34
Starting fromFord Park Cemetery
Overview

'A 34.5 acre green, open space in the heart of Plymouth. The Trust recognises the importance of this much-loved urban wildlife refuge and manages it for the public benefit and for the protection and propagation of its wildlife ...'

Description from

Ford Park Cemetery Trust

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Area

https://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-community/births-marriages-and-death...

Size (acreage)28
Starting fromGilroes Cemetery
Overview

'A beautiful green, welcoming and peaceful place. The mature trees, broad paths and memorials of the cemetery are complemented by the neat headstone rows in the lawn cemetery and the vibrant, aromatic roses in the Garden of Remembrance.'

Description from

Leicester City Council

See also

Cemeteries [Leicester City Council]

http://www.geograph.org.uk/article/Greenock-Cemetery

Size (acreage)75
Starting fromSouth Street, Greenock
Overview

'Greenock Cemetery was opened in 1846 and was believed to be one of the largest municipal cemeteries in Europe; built on a hill with beautiful views over the town.  A walk through the cemetery tells the story of Greenock with its history of trade and commerce and the people involved.'

Description from

Geograph

Nearby

https://highgatecemetery.org/

Size (acreage)37
Starting fromHighgate Cemetery
Overview

'Highgate Cemetery has some of the finest funerary architecture in the country. It is a place of peace and contemplation where a romantic profusion of trees, memorials and wildlife flourish ... Open daily except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Different opening arrangements apply to the East and West ...'

Nearby

http://holyghostcemetery-basingstoke.org.uk/

Size (acreage)3
Starting fromSouth View, Basingstoke
Overview

'A hidden treasure of 1.2 hectares of tranquil green space at the heart of modern Basingstoke ... and within a few minutes walking distance from Basingstoke Railway Station which forms one of the boundaries. To help you get the most from your visit to the Holy Ghost Cemetery, South View, Basingstoke, volunteers from the South View Conservation Group and Basingstoke Heritage Society have created a range of Walking Guides ...'

Area

http://www.jtrails.org.uk/trails/hoop-lane

Navigate the Website>>> Download the Trail [PDF]
Size (acreage)17
Starting fromHoop Lane Cemetery
Overview

'This Cemetery is important for the British Reform community in particular, as many of the founders of the movement in this country, who were often refugees from Germany, are interred in the cemetery and includes many well-known and loved figures. Additionally a number of other famous Jewish personalities and celebrities are interred in the cemetery as well.'

Nearby

https://www.kensalgreencemetery.com/

Size (acreage)72
Starting fromKensal Green Cemetery
Overview

'Inspired by the cemetery of Pere-Lachaises in Paris and founded in 1833 by the Barrister George Frederick Carden. Kensal Green Cemetery comprises 72 acres of beautiful grounds including two conservation areas and adjoining a canal. The Cemetery is home to 33 species of bird and other wildlife.'

The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery 'offer a two-hour introductory tour of the cemetery every Sunday from the beginning of March to the end of October, and the first and third Sunday only in November, December, January and February'.

Description from

General Cemetery Company

https://lancastercivicsociety.wordpress.com/download-200910-programme/...

Size (acreage)18
Starting fromQuernmore Road
Overview

The Lancaster Civic Society 'has been organising tours of Lancaster’s Top Cemetery at Quernmore Road since the Heritage Days in 1996. The Tours are usually held on the THIRD SUNDAY in the Summer months April to September'.

Description from

Lancaster Civic Society

Nearby

http://www.folc-nr.co.uk/

Size (acreage)52
Starting fromLinthorpe Cemetery
Overview

'Linthorpe Cemetery is a burial ground but it also provides a large area of accessible semi-natural greenspace in a densely populated urban area ... This 52-acre (21 ha) site is the largest area of woodland in central Middlesbrough. In the southern section of the cemetery there is an almost complete canopy cover of mature trees. Most of these were planted in the nineteenth century.'

Area

https://www.fonc.org.uk/

Size (acreage)52
Starting fromNunhead Cemetery
Overview

'Perhaps the least known, but most attractive, of the great Victorian Cemeteries of London. Consecrated in 1840, it is one of the seven great Victorian cemeteries established in a ring around the outskirts of London. It contains examples of the magnificent monuments erected in memory of the most eminent citizens of the day, which contrast sharply with the small, simple headstones marking common, or public, burials. It's formal avenue of towering limes and the Gothic gloom of the original Victorian planting gives way to paths which recall the country lanes of a bygone era.'

Description from

Friends of Nunhead Cemetery

See also

Nunhead Cemetery [Wikipedia]

Nearby

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1001542

Size (acreage)25
Starting fromPaddington Old Cemetery
Overview

'Paddington Cemetery is designed in a near-symmetrical grid-pattern about a north-west/south-east axis. The path layout forms a horseshoe shape, open to the south-east, with three semicircular drives to the north-west of the chapels, and to the south-east straight paths leading to the south-east boundary ...'

Description from

National Heritage List for England [Historic England]

See also

Paddington Old Cemetery [London Cemeteries]

http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=WND...

Size (acreage)47
Starting fromPutney Vale
Overview

'Stands on a beautiful site, surrounded by Wimbledon Common, covering 47 acres. Established in 1891 and as a crematorium in 1938 it has two service chapels and an extensive Garden of Remembrance.'

Description from

London Gardens Online

See also

Putney Vale Cemetery [The Victorian Web] | Putney Vale Cemetery [Wikipedia]

Nearby

https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/leisure_and_culture/parks_and_ope...

Size (acreage)31
Starting fromTower Hamlets Cemetery Park
Overview

'Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, a Local Nature Reserve is a unique site in London's Zone 2 and well worth a visit. As a closed cemetery and one of the Victorian "Magnificent Seven" it contains a wealth of beautiful, ornately carved monuments in sandstone, granite, and even Italian white marble with fascinating stories of the lives of those interred.'

Description from

Tower Hamlets Council

http://www.weasteheritagetrail.co.uk/about/the-trail/index.htm

Size (acreage)39
Starting fromWeaste Cemetery
Overview

'A Grade II listed Victorian Cemetery with six listed monuments within 39 acres of green space. From the inscriptions on the monuments to beautifully crafted sculptures, Weaste Cemetery contains the biography of our community. With grassland untreated by chemicals since 1857 and woodland providing a habitat for butterflies and wild birds this is a real urban oasis. Together with Salford City Council, the Friends of Salford Cemeteries Trust have developed a Heritage Trail at Weaste Cemetery.'

Nearby

http://www.aboutdarlington.co.uk/west_cemetery.htm

Size (acreage)37
Starting fromCarmel Road North
Overview

'Darlington's West Cemetery on Carmel Road, is the final resting place of many of the town's most significant residents, with monuments dating from the height of Victorian funerary grandeur through to the present day. This guide helps visitors to the cemetery to locate the more notable graves and provides a brief background to their occupants using information on Darlington's history from various sources.'

Description from

About Darlington

Nearby

https://www.fownc.org/events/

Size (acreage)40
Starting fromWest Norwood Cemetery
Overview

'West Norwood Cemetery is a 40-acre (16 ha) cemetery in West Norwood in London, England. It was also known as the South Metropolitan Cemetery. One of the first private landscaped cemeteries in London, it is one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries of London, and is a site of major historical, architectural and ecological interest.'

Nearby

http://yorkcemetery.org.uk/

Size (acreage)24
Starting fromCemetery Road
Overview

'York Cemetery is a working burial ground. At the same time, it provides opportunities for conservation, education, and informal recreation within a protected environment close to York city centre.'

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https://www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Cemeteries/

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The following Cemeteries Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Friends of Cathays Cemetery

- Friends of Northwood Cemetery

 

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