Layton Cemetery is located on Talbot Road, 10 minutes inland from the town centre
Layton cemetery is Blackpool’s victorian cemetery. It was opened in 1873 and is situated on Talbot Road.
It has approximately 17,300 graves and is 22.2 acre site. 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 Church of England graves run through the middle, with the Catholic graves running down the right hand side and other graves on the left side as you stand at the main gate on Talbot Road. There is also a Muslim section on the far left side of the cemetery and a short distance along Talbot Road is the Jewish Cemetery.
The cemetery is open daily for vehicle access from 8.30am to 6.00pm. The speed limit is 10mph due to the uneven grounds.
Responsible dog owners are welcome in the cemetery, but must keep their dogs on a lead and abide by the law of picking up after their dog.
Please be aware the ground on each section can be uneven so please take care when walking to a grave.
Blackpool Council accepts no liability for incidents that occur.
Buildings in the cemetery
The cemetery office is situated to the right of the main entrance on Talbot Road. This building is currently occupied by the friends group.
The friends group are volunteers who run historical tours of the more famous graves in the cemetery and these are available upon request and during 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.
Due to Covid 19 the Friends of Layton Cemetery offices are currently closed. However, you can contact them on 01253 399982 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Layton Cemetery are usually available Monday to Friday between 11.00am and 1.00pm.