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Layton cemetery


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 approximately 40 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 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. 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 of Layton Cemetery. 

The friends are a group of volunteers who run tours highlighting graves of interest within the cemetery. These tours are held every 3rd Sunday in the month and during Heritage week in September.

You can find our more about upcoming tour dates and the work that Friends of Layton do.

Please remember they are a voluntary organisation and rely on donations to keep their service going, so please give generously.

There is also a grounds maintenance building known as the Green Room on the east side of the cemetery. This is not open to the public and is used by the probation sevice and Blackpool Council services. 

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.

Friends of Layton Cemetery Contact 

Telephone 07719 870399


Friends of Layton office opening hours.

Please note: * These hours are subject to change as the office is run by volunteers who may not always be available.

Office opening hours
 Day Time
 Monday  11.00am and 1.00pm*
 Tuesday  11.00am and 1.00pm*
 Wednesday  11.00am and 1.00pm*
 Thursday  11.00am and 1.00pm*
Friday   11.00am and 1.00pm*
 Saturday  11.00am and 1.00pm*
Sunday Closed

Layton Cemetery

C/O Carleton cemetery and crematorium office, Stocks road, Blackpool, FY6 7QS
Telephone 01253 882541