Beckett Street Cemetery, Leeds

The full burial and grave registers for Beckett Street Cemetery in Leeds are kept on Microfiche at the following locations;

  • Central Library, Municipal Buildings, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB (Local History Room, Reference Department) (tel. 0113 247 8290)
  • Leeds District Archives, Chapeltown Road, Sheepscar, Leeds LS7 3AP (tel. 0113 214 5814)
  • Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS9 2NZ (tel. 0113 245 7910)

All the institutions which have the microfiche Registers also have the full Index to Burials 1845-1992, compiled by the Friends of Beckett Street Cemetery. The Central Library has a map of the cemetery.

The information found in the Burial Registers consists of: chronological burial number, name, address, description (i.e., usually, occupation if a man, relationship if a woman or child), date of burial, age, grave number and name of clergyman performing the service. The Grave Registers list the graves in numerical order, with the burial number and name of those interred in each, so that, by cross-referencing, full details of every person buried in any grave can be identified. This can be very useful in the case of private graves.

Memorial inscriptions have been recorded by the Friends of Beckett Street Cemetery and can be seen at the Central Library.

Enquiries about burials at Beckett Street Cemetery from people who cannot visit Leeds can be sent to the Chief Superintendent of Cemeteries & Crematoria, Lawnswood Cemetery, Otley Road, Leeds LS16 6AH (tel. 0113 267 4623 or 267 3188).

They do make a nominal charge for inquiries, so we suggest that you contact them first.

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