Torrisholme Cemetery opened in 1906 and is one of seven cemeteries operated by Lancaster City Council.
A working burial ground, the Cemeteries Office will manage an average of 100 interments per year in this site alone.
The total area of the cemetery is over 14 acres, containing areas of consecrated and non-consecrated burial ground, and therefore many types of grave and garden of remembrance plots are currently available to reserve.
There is a non-denominational chapel on site, available to all beliefs to hold funeral and memorial services. Built in 1906, our chapel building has been vital to not only our funeral services, but also serving as a community space.
The cemeteries office is proud to manage a war graves section within the site, which was established to commemorate the 1939-45 World War II casualties, and is beautifully maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Twenty Casualties from the 1914-18 World War I are also buried in separate locations within the cemetery.
Located in a particularly peaceful area by the wildflower meadow, the Neptune Memorial Garden was designed to provide families with a quiet, peaceful area in which to honour the memory of lost babies and children.
Established in 1996, our Woodland Burial Area was designed to offer many benefits to wildlife, whilst also introducing greater choice for the bereaved.
There is an established Friends Group for the Cemetery, who assist the Cemeteries Office in maintaining a welcoming and beautifully presented site.