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Thorncliffe Cemetery and Crematorium

The Gate House on Devonshire Road

Thorncliffe Cemetery and Crematorium (also known as 'Barrow Cemetery/Crematorium') is a 66-acre graveyard located on Devonshire Road in the Ormsgill ward of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England.

The cemetery opened in 1872 and a crematorium was added to the site in 1962.[1] A total of 189 identified war casualties are buried there,[2] while over 40,000 cremations have taken place at Thorncliffe.[1] Operated by Barrow Borough Council, records of burials and cremations can be found at the Cemetery Office as well as the council's archives at Barrow Main Public Library.

The cemetery's gatehouse, north lodge and Roman Catholic chapel were all completed in the early 1870s and have Grade II listed status.[3]

Notable burials

War Graves

The cemetery contains war graves of 109 Commonwealth service personnel (including one unidentified) of World War I and 83 (including five unidentified) of World War II, besides those of 5 foreign nationals (4 Polish Air Force and 1 Netherlands Merchant Navy).[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Cremation". Barrow Borough Council. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Barrow-in-Furness Cemetery Details". Commonweatlh War Graves Commission. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  3. ^ "The National Heritage List for England". English Heritage. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Stories Behind the Stones". Barrow Borough Council. Retrieved 11 November 2014.