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Carleton Crematorium and Cemetery

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Established  18 July 1935
Country  England
Owned by  Blackpool Council
Phone  +44 1253 882541
Location  Carleton, Lancashire
Type  Public
Founded  18 July 1935
Owner  Blackpool Council
Carleton Crematorium and Cemetery
Address  Stocks Ln, Blackpool FY6 7QS, UK
Hours  Open today · 8:30AM–4PMFriday8:30AM–4PMSaturday9AM–3:15PMSunday9AM–3:15PMMonday8:30AM–4PMTuesday8:30AM–4PMWednesday8:30AM–4PMThursday8:30AM–4PM
Burials  Frank Randle, Violet Carson, Charlie Cairoli

Carleton Crematorium, together with the adjacent necropolis, Carleton Cemetery, is a graveyard located within the Greenlands ward of Blackpool with its main entrance on Stocks Road in Carleton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, in England. It was opened on 18 July 1935.


The building was created by Blackpool Borough architect, J.C. Robinson, who based his design on his own interpretation of the Mausoleum of Mausolus. At the north door is a chapel containing Books of Remembrance, which note the names of all those cremated or interred there.

The site is located in Blackpool and partly in Carleton, Poulton-le-Fylde, the crematorium comes under the jurisdiction of Blackpool Council.

Notable cremations and interments

A number of notable people have been buried or cremated at the site. These include

Carleton cemetery

  • Norman Evans, variety and radio artiste
  • Frank Randle, comedian
  • Arthur Worsley, ventriloquist
  • There are 88 Commonwealth service personnel of the Second World War buried at the cemetery.

    Carleton crematorium

  • Ian Stuart Donaldson, white power singer, songwriter and guitarist.
  • Lennie Bennett, comedian and game show host.
  • Charlie Cairoli, clown, impressionist and musician
  • Bernie Nolan, Singer, TV personality.
  • Violet Carson, actress
  • Jimmy Clitheroe, comedian
  • John Comer, actor
  • Reginald Dixon, organist
  • Roy Gratrix, professional footballer
  • Hugh Kelly, professional football player and manager
  • Tony Melody, television actor
  • Stan Mortensen, professional footballer
  • Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator, botanist, and conservationist, best known for her children's books
  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has erected a white stone memorial near the crematorium listing 51 Commonwealth service personnel cremated here during the Second World War.


    Carleton Crematorium and Cemetery Wikipedia

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