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
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

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]



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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.