Burials and cemeteries

There are a total of 24 cemeteries which cover the whole Bradford Metropolitan District. The cemeteries are managed by two Area Offices.

The Area Offices are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm, and are not open at weekends or on public holidays.

Burials are normally arranged by funeral directors. For your local funeral director visit the Funeral Directory website or the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors.

Bradford Area Office

  • Bowling 
  • Clayton
  • North Bierley Thornton 
  • Queensbury  
  • Scholemoor 
  • Thornton 
  • Tong

Keighley Area Office

  • Bingley
  • Charlestown 
  • God's Acre (Burley-in-Wharfedale)
  • Haworth 
  • Ilkley 
  • Menston
  • Morton
  • Nab Wood 
  • Oakworth 
  • Oxenhope 
  • Silsden
  • Stanbury 
  • Steeton-with-Eastburn 
  • Wilsden 
  • Windhill

Vehicle access to cemeteries

Bradford cemeteries are open to vehicles during the following times

  • 9.30am to 8.30pm, from April to September
  • 9.30am to 4.30pm, from October to March

Cemetery gates/bollards may be locked when the cemetery is closed to vehicles. Pedestrian access is available at all times.

All vehicles are parked at the owner’s risk

If you encounter any problems with access outside of normal office hours, please contact the Council Emergency Service on 01274 431000

Visiting cemeteries during unpleasant weather

During very wet weather, particularly during the winter, certain areas will inevitably become muddy especially in the vicinity of grave digging activities. The contractor is required to remove any soil/mud deposited on roads as soon as possible. Grassed areas can also become waterlogged and very soggy.

Please wear suitable clothing if you have to visit a cemetery during or immediately following heavy rain.

Heavy rain can cause graves to sink in the months following a burial. These will be 'topped up' by the contractor, but please report any that may have been missed.

During icy or snowy weather, the roads and paths to imminent funerals will be treated if at all possible. Please take extreme care if you feel you need to visit the cemetery.

Woodland Burial, Thornton Cemetery

The Woodland Burial Ground provides the ideal setting for a burial area and offers the opportunity for those departed to 'return to nature' and contribute to the formation and preservation of natural woodland.

Cemeteries owned and managed by Bradford Council

Cemetery Address Year the cemetery opened
Bingley Cemetery Bailey Hills Road, Bingley BD16 2RJ 1870
Bowling Cemetery Rooley Lane, Bradford BD5 8LD 1889
Charlestown Cemetery Otley Road, Charlestown BD17 7HU 1863
Clayton Cemetery Middle Lane, Clayton, Bradford BD14 6DS 1928
Gods Acre Cemetery Bradford Road, Burley in Wharfedale LS29 7PU 1873
Haworth Cemetery Cemetery Road, Haworth BD22 8EN 1893
Ilkley Cemetery Ashlands Road, Ilkley LS29 8JT 1878
Menston Cemetery Bradford Road, Menston LS29 6EB 1927
Morton Cemetery Bradford Road, Sandbeds, Keighley BD20 5JR 1916
Nabwood Cemetery Bingley Road, Shipley BD18 4BG 1895
North Bierley Cemetery Cemetery Road, Buttershaw, Bradford BD6 2NG 1933
Oakworth Cemetery Wide Lane, Keighley BD22 0RJ 1906
Oxenhope Cemetery Hebden Bridge Road, Oxenhope BD22 9QH 1887
Queensbury Cemetery West End, Queensbury, Bradford BD13 2AH 1905
Silsden Cemetery Howden Road, Silsden BD20 0JB 1930
Silsden Churchyard Kirkgate, Silsden, BD20 9JS 1930
Scholemoor Cemetery Necropolis Road, Bradford BD7 2PS 1860
Stanbury Cemetery Sladen Bridge, Stanbury, Keighley BD22 0HA 1888
Steeton Cemetery Elmsley Street, Steeton, BD20 6SE 1896
Thornton Cemetery Thornton Road, Bradford BD13 3QB 1907
Tong Cemetery Tong Street, Bradford BD4 6NB 1860
Utley Cemetery Skipton Road Keighley BD20 6EJ 1857
Wilsden Cemetery Shay Lane BD15 0DJ 1922
Windhill Cemetery Owlet Road Windhill Shipley BD18 2RJ 1835
Undercliffe Cemetery* Undercliffe Lane, Bradford BD3 0QD 1854

Undercliffe Cemetery

* Undercliffe Cemetery is not managed by Bradford Council but by a charitable trust. Bradford Council owns the land but lease it to the trust.

Should you require further information about Undercliffe Cemetery then please contact the Registrar:

Email: office@undercliffecemetery.co.uk
Telephone: 01274 642276
Address. 127 Undercliffe Lane, Bradford BD3 0QD

Muslim burials

There is Muslim burial provision at Scholemoor, Bowling and Utley cemeteries.

For burial at Utley, please contact our Keighley office.

We work in partnership with the Bradford Council For Mosques. Please contact the Council For Mosques for more details:
6 Claremont, Bradford BD7 1BQ
Telephone: 01274 732479

Contact details

Bereavement Services
Bradford Area Office
Unit 7, Mitre Court
Cutler Heights Lane

Keighley Area Office
The Library Annexe
Spencer Street
BD21 2BN

Bradford Area Office : 01274 433900
Keighley Area Office : 01535 618245

Fax numbers: 01274 688098 or 01535 690933