Brighouse Cemetery


General Notes

Brighouse Cemetery is situated on Lightcliffe Road.

By 1869, the burial ground at the Parish Church was becoming so overcrowded that there were many complaints of people being buried in the wrong grave.

In January 1871, 9 acres of land was bought by the Brighouse Local Board for a new Cemetery.

The new chapel building was designed by F. Bartram Payton and William Gray of Bradford architects, Payton & Gray, and built by S. W. Dyson of Rastrick. There are 2 chapels joined in a central tower. The tower and spire is about 65 ft high. Adjoining each chapel, and with separate entrances, are mortuaries which are divided from the chapels by arcades and glass screens. Each chapel has a vestry.

The total cost, including land was a little over £7000.

On 3rd August 1874, it was consecrated by the Bishop of Ripon.

William Gay, surveyor and landscape gardener of Bradford, designed the grounds, and the designs were implemented by Lister Kershaw.

In 1890, opening times were

The Lodge was used by Calderdale Council [2006].

It was sold at auction in 2010 for conversion into a house.

See Brighouse Cemetery: Chapels, Brighouse Cemetery: Lodge, Lightcliffe Old Church: Graveyard, Robert Milner, Noble Fountain, Brighouse and St Martin's Church, Brighouse: Graveyard

© Malcolm Bull 2022
Revised 13:12 / 19th January 2022 / 4343

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