Burial grounds are places of memory and remembrance. They are also a focus for research into family and local history. Wardsend Cemetery is the resting place of 30,000 people. Over the years we have created burial plans and complied burial lists that enable members of the public to locate ancestors or research people of interest.
Recently, Anne Diver was able to locate a distant relative and you can read about her story here.
Frequently Asked Questions
The following FAQ introduces our records and explains how to use them.
- Is my ancestor buried at Wardsend?
- Who else is buried with my ancestor?
- Are they buried in a private or a public grave?
- What does the grave reference mean?
- How can I find a plan showing the location of the grave?
- How can I tell if there is a gravestone?
- Is there a transcription of the gravestone?
- Is there a photograph of this grave?
- How easy is it to visit graves?
Use the links below to explore the extensive burial plans for individual sections of Wardsend cemetery.