Stoney Royd Cemetery

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Spire of the ruined mortuary chapel

Stoney (or Stony) Royd Cemetery is a cemetery in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.

Stoney Royd House was an early brick-built house built for Christopher Rawson, the third son of John Rawson of Bolton 'a little before 1764.' The house was demolished in the second half of the twentieth century; one of the original gate lodges remains as part of the cemetery.

The site was bought by Halifax Corporation in 1860, and Edward Milner won a competition to design the cemetery. It opened in 1861, and the northern section was consecrated on 11 September 1862. The southern section was for Nonconformist burials.[1]

The cemetery contains memorials for 79 war dead, under the care of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stoney Royd Cemetery". Parks and Gardens UK. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Halifax (Stoney Royd) Cemetery". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 

Coordinates: 53°42′50″N 1°51′2″W / 53.71389°N 1.85056°W / 53.71389; -1.85056