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Carleton cemetery


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


It was opened in 1935 and has over 22,000 graves throughout. 

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

For your convenience, water taps are situated throughout the cemetery. These are switched off over the cold winter months to stop the pipes freezing and bursting. During these times,  water can be obtained from the public toilets, located at the entrance to the Cemetery. 

We welcome responsible dog owners in the cemetery, providing the dog is on a lead at all times and the owner abides by the law of picking up after their dog, as specified in Blackpool Borough Council (Dog Control And Dog Fouling) Public Spaces Protection Order 2023.

Horses are not allowed unless they form part of the funeral cortege.

The following rules must be observed when driving in the cemetery:

  • The maximum speed limit is 10mph or walking speed
  • We ask you not to drive or park on the grass
  • Please park in the parking bays provided
  • Blackpool Council accepts no liability for vehicles that may be damaged within the cemetery grounds

Opening hours


The main gates are open every day of the year at 8.00am and are locked at 6.00pm. This includes weekends and bank holidays.

Pedestrian access is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Letters to heaven post box and talking bench

In July 2023, Councillor Jane Hugo officially opened the recently installed 'Letters to Heaven Postbox' at Carleton Crematorium.  

The hand painted postbox is situated along the main drive, on the left hand side. It allows grieving families and friends to write letters to those who are dearly missed and post them in a secure postbox as a way to express feelings, to share updates or note an important event or anniversary.   

 Jon Nichol, who painted and donated the postbox, lost his son, Luke, to suicide in May 2019, and wanted to create somewhere for local people to post their letters to loved ones after seeing a young girl write to a grandparent at Gedling Crematorium in Nottinghamshire.  

Next to the postbox is a Talking Bench, one of 5 local charity Doherty’s Destiny has funded across the Fylde coast. It is hoped the bench will encourage the vulnerable in our community to get together and talk, especially when they are feeling low.  

If you or anyone you know is feeling low or at risk of suicide, please visit suicide help and advice 

Book of remembrance room

Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 6.00pm

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 8.00am to 6.00pm.

If you are not able to make the visit in person and wish to view an entry, please contact our office who will be happy to email the entry to you. 

To enable everyone the opportunity to leave cards and flowers in memory of their loved ones, all items displayed will be disposed of at regular intervals throughout the year.

Office opening times 

We are available to deal with your enquiries by email or phone Monday to Friday between 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Our office is open for enquiries Monday to Friday between 10.00am to midday then 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

You can also make an appointment to meet with a member of the team if you wish to do so. 

Buildings in the cemetery

  • The bereavement office is located in the lodge house by the main gate
  • Nibbles Cafe serves hot drinks and snacks and is located within the cemetery - Open 9.00am to 2.45pm (closed Fridays)
  • The public toilets are located next to Nibbles Cafe
  • The crematorium and chapel are towards the end of the main drive
  • The book of remembrance room is within the crematorium building
  • The Jewish prayer house is located at the north end of the cemetery
  • The columbarium forms part of the memorial wall surrounding the rose garden, this is at the far end of the cemetery past the chapel


Carleton cemetery and crematorium

Stocks Road, Blackpool, FY6 7QS
Telephone 01253 882541