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Morecambe Cemetery

Location: Church Lane, Morecambe, LA4 5TG

Morecambe Cemetery - Fisherman carving
Fisherman carving

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 within the cemetery. The graves are located separately throughout the site, and their memorials are beautifully maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Carved statue

Situated at the north end of the main pathway is a carved tree stump - our resident fisherman. Carved from an elm tree by renowned tree sculptor Tim Burgess, it stands at approximately six feet tall, and sculpted with chainsaws in just two days.

Unfortunately his counterpart - our fisherwoman carving, degraded significantly and is now no longer in place. It was intended for these carvings to degrade naturally over time. 

These figures were carved to represent the proud fishing and shrimping heritage of Morecambe, and more specifically of Poulton village. Many of those buried in the cemetery were Poulton residents, and many of them sea farers. 

Friends group

We are currently seeking volunteers to assist us in our upkeep of the cemetery, and to provide a local comunity space. 

For more information, please contact the Cemeteries Office directly on 01524 582635 or email

Cemetery locations

Last updated: 14 February 2024

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