Subscriptions are here. (Click for more information)
free search
free search
member login
not yet registered?
How to buy vouchers to spend when you need to.
How to buy vouchers to spend when you need to.
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Bereavement Services, Wakefield Council, Block B, Town Hall, Normanton, West Yorkshire WF6 2DZ

Approximately 261,000 burial and 134,000 cremation register records are being made available over a period, with a mixture of register scans and computerised records. Cemetery maps indicating the section where each grave is located are in preparation now. Cemetery maps showing exact grave location and selected digital photographs of headstones and memorials are expected to be added later.

Initially approximately 142,700 burial records are online for the 19 cemeteries managed by Wakefield Council. As detailed below, for some cemeteries all burials are provided, and for others this is generally restricted to data from 1986. Supporting scans are generally available up to 2005.

Approximately 82,600 cremation records are for the sites at Pontefract and Wakefield are now available online.

The Council plans to complete the collection of data provided online as soon as resources permit.

Data is provided up to 13 February 2013.

Altofts Cemetery - Church Road, Altofts, Normanton

Opened in 1878, around 6,500 burials have taken place of which around 4,400 records are available. Record availability is very inconsistent prior to March 1930. Data includes grave references. Computerised records are provided for more recent entries.

Alverthorpe Cemetery - St Paul's Drive, Alverthorpe, Wakefield

Since 1955, around 3,100 burials have taken place of which all records are available. Data includes a majority of grave references. Computerised records are provided for more recent entries.

No data is currently available prior to 1955.

Castleford Cemetery - Headfield Road, Castleford

Opened in 1857, around 37,900 burials have taken place of which all records are available. Data includes some grave references. Computerised records are provided for more recent entries.

Crigglestone Cemetery - Standbridge Lane, Crigglestone, Wakefield

Opened in 1882, around 5,900 burials have taken place of which all records are available. Data includes some grave references. Computerised records are provided for more recent entries.

Featherstone Cemetery - Cutsyke Road, North Featherstone

Opened in 1874, around 16,600 burials have taken place of which all records are available. Data includes grave references. Computerised records are provided for more recent entries.

Ferrybridge Cemetery - Pontefract Road, Ferrybridge, Pontefract

Opened in 1924, around 1,800 burials have taken place of which all records are available. Data includes grave references. Computerised records are provided for more recent entries.

Hemsworth Cemetery - Cemetery Road, Hemsworth

Opened in 1896, around 13,700 burials have taken place of which around 3,600 records are available. Record availability is very inconsistent prior to February 1986. Data includes grave references. Computerised records are provided for all records.

Horbury Cemetery - Dovecote Lane, Horbury, Wakefield

Opened in 1897, around 8,500 burials have taken place of which all records are available. Data includes some grave references. Computerised records are provided for more recent entries.

Knottingley Cemetery - Womersley Road, Knottingley

Opened in 1859. Since 1883 around 11,800 burials have taken place of which all records are available. Records are currently unavailabe prior to August 1883. Data includes some grave references. Computerised records are provided for more recent entries.

Normanton Lower Cemetery - Cemetery Road, Normanton

Opened in 1880, around 5,500 burials have taken place of which around 1,100 records are available. Record availability is very inconsistent prior to February 1986. Data includes grave references. Computerised records are provided for all records.

Normanton Upper Cemetery - Neville Street, Normanton

Opened in 1876, around 21,200 burials have taken place of which around 4,200 records are available. Record availability is very inconsistent prior to January 1986. Data includes grave references. Computerised records are provided for all records.

Outwood Cemetery - Leeds Road, Outwood, Wakefield

Opened in 1873, around 9,500 burials have taken place of which all records are available. Data includes some grave references. Computerised records are provided for more recent entries.

Pontefract Cemetery - Skinner Lane, Pontefract

Opened in 1859, around 28,500 burials have taken place of which around 4,900 records are available. Record availability is very inconsistent prior to February 1986. Data includes grave references. Computerised records are provided for all records.

Ryhill Cemetery - Cemetery Road, Ryhill, Wakefield

Opened in 1898, around 3,600 burials have taken place of which all records are available. Data includes grave references. Computerised records are provided for all records.

Sharlston Cemetery - Cow Lane, Sharlston, Wakefield

Opened in 1946, around 800 burials have taken place of which all records are available. Data includes grave references. Computerised records are provided for more recent entries.

Snydale Cemetery - Red Lane, Streethouse

Opened in 1880, around 2,700 burials have taken place of which all records are available. Data includes grave references. Computerised records are provided for more recent entries.

Stanley Cemetery - Lake Lock Road, Stanley, Wakefield

Opened in 1886, around 6,200 burials have taken place of which all records are available. Data includes grave references. Computerised records are provided for more recent entries.

Wakefield Cemetery - Doncaster Road, Wakefield

Opened in 1859, around 68,500 burials have taken place of which around 7,000 records are available. Record availability is very inconsistent prior to February 1986. Data includes grave references. Computerised records are provided for all records.

Whitwood Cemetery - Cutsyke Road, Four Lane Ends, Castleford

Opened in 1926, around 9,100 burials have taken place of which all records are available. Data includes grave references. Computerised records are provided for all records.

Pontefract Crematorium - Wakefield Road, Pontefract

Opened in 1959, around 81,800 cremations have taken place, for which around 50,000 computerised cremation records are available covering the period from 18 November 1983. Data generally includes information on the disposal of cremated remains.

Wakefield Crematorium - Standbridge Lane, Crigglestone, Wakefield

Opened in 1961, around 52,300 cremations have taken place, for which around 32,600 computerised cremation records are available covering the period from 20 December 1984. Data generally includes information on the disposal of cremated remains.

Note

For the purposes of the UK Data Protection Act, the names and addresses of funeral applicants and grave owners for burials during the last 75 years have been withheld from publication.

The Council has also requested that the addresses of the deceased and places of death not be shown in computerised records and register scans for the last 15 years.

Viewers will not be able to view the most recent data until it is 3 years old to allow the families of the deceased time to inform their relatives.

2014 Deceased Online Ltd.