The site is open to visitors on Wednesday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. It is also open from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm most Sundays (weather permitting) when the Friends of the cemetery are working there and tools can be borrowed or help given if you want to tidy a relative’s grave.
Access is through the gate from Lister Lane. On entering please read the Health and Safety Advice on the general notice board.
The cemetery is the property of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council and is kept locked at other times for public safety. For access at other times please contact the Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery: telephone 01422 260177 or email: [email protected]
The cemetery lies between Gibbet Street and Lister Lane, the entrance being in Lister Lane, below Francis Street.
To help visitors locate specific graves an enlarged copy of the cemetery grave plan has been installed in the visitor seating area and numbered brass discs have been screwed along the Lister Lane boundary wall. These discs lie adjacent to individual rows of graves. The numbering on each disc indicates the number of the first grave plot along each row.
There is a regular bus service up Gibbet Street from the town, and also up King Cross Street (A58), where one can alight outside People’s Park, walk through the park, and then via Hopwood Lane and Francis Street.
The Friends have a searchable database comprising information on all burials in the cemetery transcribed from the original burial books. If you would like to check whether you may have family members buried in the cemetery please email: [email protected]
If you would like to know more about the Friends please download our general information leaflet.