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Linthorpe Cemetery

Linthorpe Cemetery and nature reserve is one of Middlesbrough's oldest graveyards. The 52 acre cemetery is a record of our civic heritage, charting the town's industrial growth in the 19th and 20th centuries. The site was used as a Quaker burial ground as far back as 1668, with the 'new' cemetery opening in 1869.

The following graves are available:

  • woodland graves
  • public graves
  • re-used single depth graves
  • Quaker and Hebrew (limited availability)

Find out more about the different kinds of graves.

There are lots of old and broken memorials in the cemetery, and many have been laid flat to make them safe, so please be careful when walking in the cemetery. The memorials (both intact or laid flat) are all privately owned, so please avoid touching them.

The cemetery is a designated local nature reserve. To support nature, wildlife, and biodiversity, in some areas our maintenance is restricted or limited in comparison to other cemeteries.

The Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery regularly hold history, nature, and environmental events throughout the year.


Linthorpe Cemetery, Burlam Road, Middlesbrough, TS5 5AN

Opening times

Dates Opening times
Monday 16 October 2023 to Sunday 31 March 2024 8am to 6pm
Monday 1 April 2024 to Sunday 27 October 2024 8am to 8pm
Monday 28 October 2024 to Sunday 30 March 2025 8am to 6pm

Please note, these times are a general rule but may vary slightly depending on weather conditions. We want to maximise the amount of time that relatives can spend in the cemeteries but we must also consider safety during poor weather.

In the autumn, as the nights draw in, the closing times are changed when the sunset time gets within 10 to 15 minutes of the hour, or a little more if this is over a weekend. If the weather is going through a particularly dark and cloudy spell, we may bring the date of the change forward slightly to keep the public safe.