Layton Cemetery is Blackpool’s Victorian burial ground. It was opened in 1873 and is situated on what was once known as New Rd. It contains approx 17,300 graves.
Blackpool trams used to terminate at the main gate & the terminus became affectionately known as ‘The Dead Stop.’
It is divided into NC/C of E/Catholic sections with separate Jewish & Muslim parts.
We could once boast 3 mortuary chapels, but only the High Gothic, Church of England, grade ll listed build is now in existence.
The Lodge, beside the main gate was once the home of the cemetery registrar, John Wray, his wife & 11 children!
Meet by the main gate at 1:45 for a 2pm Start.
Our tours are free, but as a charity we rely on your donations