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Welford Road Cemetery






The Welford Road Cemetery is Leicester's first municipal cemetery. It was opened in 1849 and has been in continuous use ever since. Covering around 31 acres this beautiful, historic cemetery is listed as a grade 2 site in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens. It contains the graves of over 213,000 people and has many fine monuments. It is the resting place of many of Leicester’s notable citizens including Thomas Cook, John Ellis, Thomas Fielding Johnson, Arthur Wakerley, Bert Harris, Tom Crumbie, William Ewart Astill, and Johnny Duncan.


A warm welcome is extended to all visitors, whether it is to pay their respects to their loved ones, explore their family history or simply to enjoy this lovely green space close to the heart of the city.  However, please do not bring your dogs as they are not allowed in cemeteries.


Last Updated on Friday, 06 January 2012 11:08