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Layton Cemetery is Blackpool’s victorian cemetery. It was opened in 1873 and is situated on Talbot Road.
Layton Cemetery has approximately 17,300 graves and is 22.2 acres. It is surrounded by Talbot Road on the south side and Mansfield Road on the north and part of the west side.
The cemetery is split into 3 main areas, the Christian graves run through the middle, with the Catholic graves running down the right hand side and the non-conformist on the left side as you stand at the main gate on Talbot Road. There is a separate Muslim section on the far left side, and situated a short distance along Westcliffe Drive is the Jewish Section.
The cemetery is open daily for vehicle access from 08:30 am. The Cemetery closes at 5:00 pm in the winter (until the last Sunday in March) and 7:00 pm in the Summer (until the last Sunday in October) You must keep to the speed limit of 10 mph as the roads are uneven.
We welcome responsible dog owners in the cemetery, providing the dog is on a lead at all times and owners abide by the law of picking up after their dog.
Please be aware the ground on each section can be uneven and visitors must take care when walking to a grave. Blackpool Council accepts no liability for incidents that occur, especially when a vehicle exceeds 10mph.
Buildings in the Cemetery
At the main gate are the cemetery offices. This building is currently occupied by the Friends of Layton Cemetery The friends group are volunteers who run historical tours of the graves in the cemetery once a month during the summer months and during the heritage week in September. They will also help you locate a grave. Please remember they are a voluntary organisation and rely on donations to keep their service going, so please give generously.
There is also the Grounds Maintenance building known as the Green Room on the east side of the cemetery. This is not open to the Public.
As you enter the cemetery from Talbot Road you will see the last remaining of the three chapels. This is the Church of England Chapel that is Grade Two Listed. Unfortunately, it is not being used at present and requires a lot of work to bring it into a usable state.