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Leicester City Council

Four cemeteries and one crematorium in Leicester are managed by Leicester City Council.
Gilroes Cemetery and Crematorium,
Groby Road,

website: Leicester City Council

Leicester is the county town of Leicestershire in the East Midlands of England and is one of the oldest cities in England with a history going back to the second or first century BC. The name Leicester was first recorded in the early ninth century as the Latinised 'Legorensis civitatis' and, in the 1086 Doomsday book, Leicester is written as Ledecestre. In the 1790s the Grand Union Canal provided a link from Leicester to Birmingham and London and, by 1840, the Midland Counties Railway linked Leicester to the national rail network. Throughout the Industrial era, Leicester was known for its textile and shoe manufacture, and for its steel works.

Records on Deceased Online

  • Belgrave Cemetery, 15,554 records, from 1881 to 2015
  • Gilroes Cemetery, 137,005 records, from 1902 to 2015
  • Saffron Hill Cemetery, 26,250 records, from 1931 to 2015
  • Welford Road Cemetery, 213,400 records, from 1849 to 2015

The records comprise digital scans of all historic burial registers and computerised data for the most recent, maps showing the section in which the grave is located, and grave details for each of the graves and their occupants. Some details on register scans are masked for the last 15 years in order to comply with data protecton.

Records in preparation for Deceased Online

  • Gilroes Crematorium, 143,500 records dating from 1902

Further information:

Other local records in the region available on Deceased Online courtesy of the National Archives for Leicestershire.

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