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Cemeteries in Calderdale

All our cemeteries are traditional in style/layout and memorials are permitted.

Nine cemeteries are in use in Calderdale:

  • Booth Burial Ground, Booth Hill, Luddenden, Sowerby Bridge, HX2 6SY.
  • Brighouse, Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse, HD6 2HH.
  • Clifton, Towngate, Clifton, HD6 4LR.
  • Elland, Exley Lane, Elland, HX5 0SW. (Please note: The gates are closed at 8pm each evening.)
  • Luddenden, Stocks Lane, Luddenden, HX2 6PR.
  • Rastrick, Carr Green Lane, Rastrick, HD6 3LT.
  • Sowerby Bridge, Sowerby New Road, Sowerby, HX6 1DY.
  • Stoney Royd, Water Lane, Halifax, HX3 9HR. (Please note: The gates are closed at 8pm each evening.)
  • Soyland (contact Ripponden Parish Council, 107 Halifax Road, Ripponden, HX4 4BA).

For cemetery maps or any other queries: Contact Bereavement Services.

We also look after 28 closed churchyards and cemeteries.

In Halifax, we manage All Souls (Boothtown) and Lister Lane (Halifax) cemeteries. (Both these sites are now closed for interments.) They are Victorian in design/layout and bear witness to the industrial heritage of Halifax.

  • A memorial testing programme and system is in place.
  • As a general policy, we do not make safe any unstable memorials. These can be repaired at the request of families.
  • Repairs will be recorded in line with Health and Safety requirements.

Buying a grave space

The Exclusive Right of Burial can be bought for 75 years and costs £1,432 (April 2023).

Note: The interment fee is to be paid at the time of using the grave.

We can supply full-sized bricked or earthen graves for up to four interments. (Up to two only at Luddenden Cemetery.)

You can buy half-sized graves 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 forms you will need and price information.

Please see: Contact Bereavement Services.

Erecting a memorial

A permit must be applied for by the registered owner of the grave and the correct 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.

For any queries: Contact Bereavement Services.

Burial and cremation records

These are kept at Park Wood and can be viewed by the public. Records are in date order. To find an entry you will need a date of death, burial or cremation.

Also, visit: Deceased online for the burial position of a loved one and our burial/cremation records.

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