There are 9 operational cemeteries in Calderdale:
- Booth Burial Ground, Booth Hill, Luddenden, Sowerby Bridge, HX2 6SY;
- Brighouse Cemetery, Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse, HD6 2HH;
- Clifton Cemetery, Towngate, Clifton, HD6 4LR;
- Elland Cemetery, Exley Lane, Elland, HX5 0SW;
- Luddenden Cemetery, Stocks Lane, Luddenden, HX2 6PR;
- Rastrick Cemetery, Carr Green Lane, Rastrick, HD6 3LT;
- Sowerby Bridge Cemetery, Sowerby New Road, Sowerby, HX6 1DY;
- Stoney Royd Cemetery, Water Lane, Halifax, HX3 9HR;
- Soyland Cemetery (contact Ripponden Parish Council, 107 Halifax Road, Ripponden, HX4 4BA).
The burial records for these cemeteries are held at Park Wood Crematorium, along with the cremation records, and are available for the public to view. The records are in date order and a date of death or date of burial or cremation is required to locate an entry.
In addition, these records are available on the genealogy website: Deceased Online.
As well as our operational cemeteries we have 28 closed churchyards and cemeteries under our control.
In Halifax we have management control of Lister Lane Cemetery and All Souls Cemetery at Boothtown, both now closed for interments. They are Victorian Cemeteries in design and layout and bear witness to the industrial heritage of Halifax.
A memorial testing programme and system is in operation and as a general policy Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council do not make safe, unstable memorials - these can be repaired at the request of families. Repairs will be recorded in accordance with Health and Safety Executive requirements.
Purchasing a grave space
The Exclusive Right of Burial can be purchased for a period of 75 years, which costs £1,200 (March 2017).
Note: The fee for the interment is payable at the time of using the grave.
We can supply full-sized bricked or earthen graves, for up to four interments.
You can buy a half-sized grave for the interment of cremated remains. There are also garden of remembrance plots that hold two caskets of cremated remains.
If you want a grave in one of our cemeteries, please make an appointment to meet the cemetery supervisor. They can also give you the necessary forms and price information.
For contact details to make an appointment, please see: Bereavement Services.
Erecting a memorial
To erect a memorial in Calderdale's cemeteries, a permit must be applied for by the registered owner of the grave and the appropriate fee paid. If the grave owner is deceased, a transfer of ownership form must be completed.
Memorial work must be carried out by an authorised memorial mason.
If you have any queries regarding these cemeteries, please do not hesitate to contact Bereavement Services.
Burial and cremation records
If you want to locate the burial position of a loved one, see Deceased online .