Carleton Crematorium and Cemetery

Carleton Crematorium, together with the adjacent necropolis, Carleton Cemetery, is a graveyard located within the Greenlands ward of Blackpool[1] with its main entrance on Stocks Road in Carleton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, in England. It was opened on 18 July 1935.[2]

Carleton Crematorium and Cemetery
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Carleton Crematorium and Cemetery is located in Blackpool
Carleton Crematorium and Cemetery
Shown within Blackpool
Established18 July 1935
Coordinates53°50′46″N 3°01′16″W / 53.8462°N 3.0211°W / 53.8462; -3.0211Coordinates: 53°50′46″N 3°01′16″W / 53.8462°N 3.0211°W / 53.8462; -3.0211
Owned byBlackpool Council

The building was created by Blackpool Borough architect, J.C. Robinson, who based his design on his own interpretation of the Mausoleum of Mausolus.[citation needed] At the north door is a chapel containing Books of Remembrance, which note the names of all those cremated or interred there.[citation needed]

The site is located in Blackpool and partly in Carleton, Poulton-le-Fylde, the crematorium comes under the jurisdiction of Blackpool Council.[3]

Notable cremations and intermentsEdit

A number of notable people have been buried or cremated at the site. These include

Carleton CemeteryEdit

There are 88 Commonwealth service personnel of the Second World War buried at the cemetery.[5]

Carleton CrematoriumEdit

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has erected a white stone memorial near the crematorium listing 51 Commonwealth service personnel cremated here during the Second World War.[10]



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  3. ^ "Funeral - Cremations". Blackpool Council. Retrieved 5 April 2009.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Famous people buried or cremated at the Blackpool cemeteries and crematorium" (PDF). Blackpool Council. Retrieved 5 April 2009.
  5. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery report.
  6. ^ Michael Berry : Obituary - Announcements
  7. ^ Pool star of yesteryear dies aged 70 - Local - Blackpool Gazette
  8. ^ Hughie Kelly : Obituary - Announcements
  9. ^ "Anthony Melody : Obituary". Blackpool Gazette. 1 July 2008. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2009.
  10. ^ [2] CWGC Cemetery report.