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Torrisholme Cemetery

Torrisholme Cemetery opened in 1906 and is one of seven cemeteries operated by Lancaster City Council.

The total area of the cemetery is 14½ acres, containing areas for Church of England, Non-Conformist and Roman Catholic burials. There is one chapel available for worship. 

The chapel is non-denominational and is available to all religions, sects and beliefs. 

The cemetery also features the Neptune Baby and Young Child Memorial Garden, Gardens of Remembrance and a Woodland Burial area.

An area was established to commemorate the 1939 - 1945 World War II casualties by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 20 Casualties from the 1914 – 1918 World War 1 are buried in separate locations within the cemetery.

On plot K, there are 30 burials in graves purchased in 1951 by the Trustees of the Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund. 

A Friends of Torrisholme Group has been established for this cemetery. For further details please contact Bill Jackson on 01524 417035 or friends_torrisholme_cemetery@yahoo.com

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Woodland Section

This area was created in 1996. Species introduced include:

The English Daffodil -  1200 native English daffodils gifted by the Friends Group. The daffodil is a symbol of rebirth - a sign of the new beginnings that come with Spring.

Conservation Hedge Mix - The perimeter of the compound has been planted with a conservation hedge mix consisting of 50% Quickthorn, and 10% each of Cherry Plum, Crab Apple, Field Maple, Common Hazel and Dog Rose. This mix will provide early pollen for bees, spring and summer flowers, autumn fruits and harbourage for a range of birds, mammals and insects.

Torrisholme Cemtery - Woodland Section

Bird Boxes and Hedgehog Hotels - The Friends Group have organised the construction of different types of bird boxes to be used as winter roosts and nesting. “Hedgehog Hotels” have been provided using pre-built structures as well as using piles of brushwood and leaf litter.


Torrisholme Cemetery





01524 582635

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