Torrisholme Cemetery

Torrisholme Cemetery

Torrisholme Cemetery

Location: Westgate, Morecambe, LA3 3LN

Torrisholme Cemetery, a Green Flag Award winner, opened in 1906 and is one of seven cemeteries operated by Lancaster City Council.

The Green Flag Award is a prestigious accolade presented to quality green spaces, both nationally and internationally, that uphold high standards for the management of the entire site.

The total area of the cemetery is 14½ acres, containing areas of consecrated and non-consecrated burial ground.

The site is located approximately 2.8km southeast of Morecambe town centre, is halfway between the town and Lancaster city centre, and is surrounded by residential properties.

Many types of grave and garden of remembrance plots are currently available to reserve, and it is a working cemetery.

Chapel

There is a non-denominational chapel on site, which is available to all religions, sects and beliefs to hold funeral and memorial services.

Built in 1906, our chapel building has been vital to not only our funeral services, but also serving as a community space.

Gardens of remembrance

There are currently two gardens of remembrance within the site, intended for the interment of cremated remains. The original garden of remembrance located to the left of the main entrance is now closed. Due to demand, the Compass garden of remembrance was opened in 2010, and is located at the back right of the cemetery. Plots are available here to reserve or for immediate interment. This area is a popular and peaceful spot for interment, memorialisation and quiet reflection.

War graves

The cemeteries office is proud to manage a war graves section within the site, which was established to commemorate the 1939-45 World War II casualties, and is beautifully maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Twenty Casualties from the 1914-18 World War I are buried in separate locations within the cemetery.

Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund

An area was established by the trustees of the Cinematograph Trade Benevolent Fund (the film and television charity) in 1951, to provide burial and memorial space for those in the industry. An information board is also in place, providing details on the local heritage.

Neptune memorial garden

Located at the back boundary, this area was designed to provide families with a quiet, peaceful area in which to honour the memory of lost babies and children.

Woodland burial area

Established in 1996, our woodland burial area was designed to offer many benefits to wildlife, whilst also introducing greater choice for the bereaved. The woodland graves offer a 'return to nature' for those who wish to be buried amongst trees, birds, mammals and wild flowers, without a traditional memorial.

Friends group

The Friends of Torrisholme Group volunteers to carry out all manner of tasks - including gardening, litter and leaf collecting, holding memorial services on significant dates, and fundraising. For further details please contact Bill Jackson on 01524 417035 or email friends_torrisholme_cemetery@yahoo.com

Management plan

Cemetery locations

Last updated: 18 July 2019