Carleton cemetery


Carleton Cemetery is situated just within Blackpool near to Carleton village and just outside Poulton-le-Fylde 

It was opened in 1935 and now contains over 22,000 graves.

People are free to enjoy the pleasant surroundings of Carleton cemetery by walking around the grounds. 

If for medical reasons, or due to age, if any occupant of your vehicle is unable to walk to the grave side then please do not hesitate to drive into the cemetery. The following rules must be observed when driving into the cemetery.

  • The maximum speed limit is 10mph or walking speed
  • Under no circumstances is driving or parking on the grass permitted
  • Roadways are uneven, especially around the north part of the cemetery. Blackpool Council accepts no liability for any vehicles that are damaged especially when travelling at speeds in  excess of 10mph.

Please be aware of other cemetery users. This is especially important at busy times such as Easter, Mothering Sunday, Fathers Day and Christmas and when weather conditions make driving more difficult.

Water taps are situated throughout the cemetery and are the push top type. Please push once and wait for them to stop when filling up your water container. If it does not stop give the tap a gentle twist.

We welcome responsible dog owners in the cemetery providing the dog is on a lead at all times and owner abide by the law of picking  up after their dog.

Opening times

WINTER: (Last Sunday in October to last Saturday in March)

The main gates are open Monday to Sunday (Including weekends and Bank Holidays)

From 08.00 am and locked from 05:30 pm.

Book of Remembrance Room:

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 4:15 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.

SUMMER: (Last Sunday in March to the last Saturday in October)

Monday to Sunday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Book of Remembrance Room:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 4:15 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.

 Pedestrian access is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, due to a public right of way through the cemetery.

Office Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am to 3:45 pm

Buildings in the Cemetery

  • The Bereavement Office is located in Lodge House by the main gate.
  • The public toilets are next to the Floral Tearoom
  • The privately run Floral Tearoom along side the Lodge House - Unfortunately, this is close at the moment.
  • The crematorium building at the end of the main drive containing the Book of Remembrance room
  • The Jewish Prayer House at the north end of the cemetery
  • The columbarium part of the memorial walls in the Rose Garden situated past the chapel


Carleton cemetery and crematorium

Stocks Road, Blackpool, FY6 7QS
Telephone 01253 882541