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Brief description of site

Lawnswood Cemetery is situated about 6km north-west of Leeds city centre. The original site covered some 6.25 hectares (the registered area) which has since been extended. Features of the site include several listed memorials, a cemetery lodge in Vernacular Revival style, a columbarium, a crematorium of 1905 and a number of specimen trees.

Brief history of site

The land was purchased in 1874, and Lawnswood Cemetery was opened in 1875. It was designed by William Gay with George Corson as architect. The crematorium opened in 1905.

Location information:

Address: Otley Rd, Adel, LS16 6AH

Locality: Leeds

Local Authorities:

West Yorkshire; Leeds; Adel and Wharfedale

Historical County: Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 104 Grid Ref: SE267390
Latitude: 53.8466 Longitude: -1.59566

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal cemetery for general public use. For opening times please see:
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Find-cemeteries-and-crematoria.aspx

Key information:

Form of site: cemetery

Purpose of site: cemetery

Context or principal building: chapel

Site first created: 1875

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 6.25

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