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The Registers of Beckett Street PDF Print E-mail

The full Burial and Grave Registers are on microfiche and are kept at various locations, as follows:

Central Library, Municipal Buildings, Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB (Local History Room, Reference Department) (tel. 0113 247 8290)
Leeds District Archives, Nepshaw Lane South, Morley' Leeds, LS27 7JQ (tel. 0113 214 5814) 

Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS9 2NZ (tel. 0113 245 7910)

All the institutions which have the microfiche Registers also have the full Index to Burials 1845-1992, compiled by the Friends of Beckett Street Cemetery. The Central Library has a map of the cemetery.

The information found in the Burial Registers consists of: chronological burial number, name, address, description (i.e., usually, occupation if a man, relationship if a woman or child), date of burial, age, grave number and name of clergyman performing the service. The Grave Registers list the graves in numerical order, with the burial number and name of those interred in each, so that, by cross-referencing, full details of every person buried in any grave can be identified. This can be very useful in the case of private graves.

Memorial inscriptions have been recorded by the Friends of Beckett Street Cemetery and can be seen at the Central Library.

Enquiries about burials at Beckett Street Cemetery from people who cannot visit Leeds can be sent to the Bereavement Services Manager, Leeds City Council, Farnley Hall, Farnley Hall Lane, Leeds, LS12 5HA (tel. 0113 395 7400). There is a charge for answering postal enquiries; a fee is similarly charged by Leeds City Library Services. Friends of Beckett Street Cemetery will also deal with enquiries; A charge may be made, depending on the time taken for your enquiry, please use the contact us form.