Linthorpe Cemetery is one of Middlesbrough's oldest graveyards, and consists of 52 acres. A Heritage Lottery Fund award of £600,000 was given in 2004 for the restoration of this cemetery. This cemetery is a repository of our town's civic heritage, charting the rise of the town's industrial growth in the 19th and 20th centuries. There are many old and broken memorials in the cemetery and many that have been laid flat to make them safe, so visitors need to tread carefully when walking in the cemetery. The memorials (intact or laid flat etc.) are all privately owned and we ask that you avoid touching them; they are all important to us and we ask that you respect this.
The cemetery is a designated Local Nature Reserve and the Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery regularly hold history, nature and environmental events throughout the year including a carol service in December. Because parts of the cemetery are a designated nature reserve, it will appear a little wild in places. This is deliberate, and important for our local environment. The cemetery has its own management plan. This is currently under review to account for allowing additional areas to be managed in a more environmentally friendly manner. The cemetery holds a Green flag award and has done for several years.
It has the following graves available:
- woodland graves
- traditional graves
- public graves
- re-used graves
Burial in a woodland grave is also available at Linthorpe Cemetery.
Burials for specific religions/denominations
For members of the Hebrew congregation, the section currently in use is on the north east side of Linthorpe Cemetery on Ayresome Green Lane and contains The Prayer Hall.
There is also a Quaker burial ground adjacent to Ayresome Green Lane.
Linthorpe Cemetery, Burlam Road, Middlesbrough, TS5 5AN