Keys to the Past

Darlington, West Cemetery (Darlington)

This cemetery, of 15ha in area, was designed in 1857 by JP Pritchett, a local architect, who advised on the chapels, entrance lodge, gates, fencing and laying out of the grounds. The grounds were divided into three equal portions by paths running north-south, with the eastern portion being consecrated for use by the Church of England, the central portion for Non-Conformist use and the western portion for Catholics. A number of chapel buildings and a crematorium stand on the site.

A Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorial cross was erected in 1951 dedicated to the First World War dead of the town. A wall was also installed, bearing the names of men who died in WW2 and were cremated (2-3).

The cemetery was added to English Heritage's Historic Parks and Gardens Register in 2003.

Reference number:D6739
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Second World War (1939 to 1945)
Legal status:Registered Park or Garden of Historic Interest
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1001562

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Source of Reference
Local History of Darlington

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