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Welcome to the official website of York Cemetery. This is the place to find out about all of the cemetery’s business and social activities.

York Cemetery is a working burial ground. At the same time, it provides opportunities for conservation, education, and informal recreation within a protected environment close to York city centre. Trustees, staff, Friends, and volunteers all work to achieve the right balance between the provision of a community facility and support for the environment.

If your particular interest is genealogy and family history, you will want to visit the companion website, www.yorkcemeterygenealogy.co.uk. A knowledgeable and enthusiastic group of specialist volunteers maintain the website, which concentrates on this important aspect of York Cemetery.

On site parking in the cemetery may be restricted from Monday to Friday when funerals are in progress. There is limited parking for families and Blue Badge holders.  Alternatively, there is a pay & display car park in nearby Kent Street.


We are applying for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support a range of conservation activities to preserve the heritage of the York Cemetery grounds and to improve the natural ecology, aesthetics and accessibility for all visitors.

We would like to know what you think and if you have ideas.

There are three ways you can give us your views:

Complete our online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P9GHTJG                                                                                                                                                                   Complete a survey available at our offices, Cemetery Road, York, YO10 5AJ         Tel: 01904 610578

Or email us at reception@yorkcemetery.org.uk

York Cemetery is a grade II* listed landscape and is one of only two privately owned Victorian cemeteries in the UK.  Founded in 1837, it now encompasses 24 acres and is administered by The York Cemetery Trust with support of the Friends of York Cemetery.

Your views count.                           We look forward to hearing from you.

Big Lottery FundRead more about our grant! (PDF file)