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Brief description of site

Opened in 1875, Pudsey Cemetery is a municipal cemetery with buildings and layout by William Gay. Features include two mortuary chapels, linked by a high tower and a two-storey, Gothic-style stone lodge with gabled slate roof. The cemetery occupies sloping ground, with extensive views out across the valley of the River Aire towards Guiseley and the high moors to the north.

Brief history of site

On 13 March 1870 a Burial Board for Pudsey was formed, and the choice of a location for a cemetery was subject to a poll of the ratepayers on three occasions between 1870 and 1872. The 4.8 hectare site at Back Lane was chosen and purchased in 1872, and William Gay was appointed as architect shortly afterwards. The grounds were laid out by John Senior of Harlow Heath. The eastern half of the cemetery was consecrated for Church of England burials on 8 June 1875, and the first interment took place on 9 June 1875 in the unconsecrated, western portion of the ground.

Location information:

Address: Pudsey Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 7LW

Locality: Leeds

Local Authorities:

West Yorkshire; Leeds; Pudsey

Historical County: Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 104 Grid Ref: SE220334
Latitude: 53.7965 Longitude: -1.66749

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Pudsey Cemetery is open daily from 8.30am during the week and 10 am at weekends.

Key information:

Form of site: cemetery

Purpose of site: cemetery

Context or principal building: cemetery

Site first created: 1870 to 1875

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 4.8

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