Bolton Library and Museum Services

Cemetery registers

From 1856 onwards, a number of public cemeteries were opened by various local authorities in the Bolton area and many church and chapel graveyards closed.  We hold copies of public cemetery (burials) records on microfilm.

The public cemeteries have no office on site, but provided below are the details of their location by street name.

The postcodes are provided for the nearest postal address to the location, and are intended only as an aid to Sat-Nav users (links to Google maps are provided). Correspondence should always be directed to the office address at Overdale Crematorium listed above.

Original documents for all public cemeteries, including grave location plans and grave deeds are kept by the office of the Cemeteries and Crematorium Superintendent.

Copies of these documents for cemetery burials can be provided to order, provided correct details of the burial and grave are given, and for which a charge is payable.

Index lists for the following cemeteries:

Also see:

From 1856 onwards, a number of public cemeteries were opened by various local authorities in the Bolton area and many church and chapel graveyards closed.  We hold copies of public cemetery (burials) records on microfilm.

The public cemeteries have no office on site, but provided below are the details of their location by street name.  The postcodes are provided for the nearest postal address to the location, and are intended only as an aid to Sat-Nav users.  Correspondence should always be directed to the office address at Overdale Crematorium listed above.



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Astley Bridge Cemetery

Eden Street, Astley Bridge, Bolton, BL1 6NU (see this cemetery on Google Maps)
(First Interment: 16th October 1884)

  • Burial Registers (1-16360) 1884-1979 Microfilm A2:41
  • Burial Registers (16343-17864) 1979-1998 Microfilm A2:42
  • Indexes to Burial Registers 1884-1998 Microfilm A2:40



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Blackrod Cemetery

Manchester Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5LS (see this cemetery on Google Maps)
(First Interment: 13th January 1887)

  • Burial Registers (1-16599) 1887-1998 Microfilm A2:42
  • Indexes to Burial Registers 1887-1968 Microfilm A2:42



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Farnworth Cemetery

Cemetery Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 7QY (see this cemetery on Google Maps)
(First Interment: 2nd February 1876)

  • Burial Registers (1-16599) 1876-1935 Microfilm A2:43
  • Burial Registers (16580-25237) 1935-1998 Microfilm A2:44
  • Indexes to Burial Registers 1876-1998 Microfilm A2:42



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Heaton Cemetery

Gilnow Road, Bolton, BL1 4LH (see this cemetery on Google Maps)
(First Interment: 27th December 1879)
  • Burial Registers (1-14903) 1879-1896 Microfilm A2:31
  • Burial Registers (14904-30965) 1896-1909 Microfilm A2:32
  • Burial Registers (30948-46337) 1909-1923 Microfilm A2:33
  • Burial Registers (46320-61799) 1923-1939 Microfilm A2:34
  • Burial Registers (61782-77513) 1939-1959 Microfilm A2:35
  • Burial Registers (77496-91083) 1959-1998 Microfilm A2:36
  • Indexes to Burial Registers 1879-1984 Microfilm A2:29-31
  • Indexes to Burial Registers 1984-1998 Microfilm A2:36



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Ridgmont Cemetery (Horwich)

Chorley Old Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6BD (see this cemetery on Google Maps)
(First Interment: 5th March 1928)
  • Burial Registers (1-5533) 1928-1998 Microfilm A2:37
  • Indexes to Burial Registers 1928-1998 Microfilm A2:37



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Tonge Cemetery

Cemetery Road, Tonge, Bolton, BL1 (see this cemetery on Google Maps)
(First Interment: 31st December 1856)
  • Burial Registers (1-14520) 1856-1866 Microfilm A2:22
  • Burial Registers (14501-30280) 1866-1874 Microfilm A2:23
  • Burial Registers (30281-47561) 1874-1882 Microfilm A2:24
  • Burial Registers (47542-64810) 1882-1894 Microfilm A2:25
  • Burial Registers (64791-81630) 1894-1912 Microfilm A2:26
  • Burial Registers (81613-98420) 1912-1935 Microfilm A2:27
  • Burial Registers (98401-115332) 1935-1995 Microfilm A2:28
  • Indexes to Burial Registers 1856-1996 Microfilm A2:19-22



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Westhoughton Cemetery

Cemetery Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BG (see this cemetery on Google Maps)
(First Interment: 12th May 1858)
  • Burial Registers (1-7142) 1858-1918 Microfilm A2:38
  • Burial Registers (7135-13136) 1918-1971 Microfilm A2:39
  • Burial Registers (13137-14949) 1971-1998 Microfilm A2:40
  • Indexes to Burial Registers 1858-1992 Microfilm A2:40



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Pretoria Pit Disaster Memorials And Burials

These have been transcribed and are available as part of the Lancashire On-Line Parish Clerk Project. See their website www.lan-opc.org.uk for details.



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Bolton Crematorium

The Crematorium at Overdale was built in 1954. Records of cremations are not held at the Bolton History Centre.  Please contact the Cemeteries and Crematorium section for details.

Contact details for Overdale Crematorium

(see this cemetery on Google Maps)

Bolton Crematorium,
Overdale Drive (off Chorley New Road),
Bolton,
BL1 5BU

Telephone: 01204 334499
Email: overdalecrematorium@bolton.gov.uk


Note: You must locate the exact details of the cemetery of burial, date of burial, grave number and grant number using the microfilm records of the burial registers before contacting the office at Overdale for grave location plans or copy grave deeds.



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