Carleton Crematorium and Cemetery

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Carleton Crematorium and Cemetery
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Carleton Crematorium and Cemetery is located in Blackpool
Carleton Crematorium and Cemetery
Shown within Blackpool
Established 18 July 1935
Location Carleton, Lancashire
Country England
Coordinates 53°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
Type Public
Owned by Blackpool Council

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]

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 interments[edit]

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

Carleton cemetery[edit]

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

Carleton crematorium[edit]

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]