Morecambe Cemetery

Location: Church Lane, Morecambe, LA4 5TG

Morecambe Cemetery opened in 1874 and is one of seven cemeteries operated by Lancaster City Council.

The total area of the cemetery is approximately two acres, consisting of both consecrated and non-consecrated burial ground.

The site is located approximately 0.5 miles from Morecambe town centre, and neighbours Morecambe Town Hall and Morecambe Parish Church.

There are no further grave spaces available to reserve, however it is still a working cemetery as interments continue to take place in reserved graves.

War graves

We are proud to manage a small number of War Graves located separately within the site. The graves are located separately throughout the site, and their memorials are beautifully maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Carved statues

Situated at the north end of the main pathway are two carved tree stumps - our resident fisherman and woman. Carved from two elm trees by renowned tree sculptor Tim Burgess, they both stand at approximately six feet tall, and were sculpted with chainsaws in just two days.

These figures represent the proud fishing and shrimping heritage of Morecambe, and more specifically of Poulton village.

Friends group

Friends of Poulton Cemeteries was formed in November 2009 to assist in improvements to both Morecambe Cemetery and Morecambe Parish Churchyard (not managed by Lancaster City Council). For more information, please contact Rita Gerrard on 01524 426911.

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Last updated: 19 March 2019