Craven District Council

Craven District Council

Burial and Cremation Records

Conduct a search for ancestors from our burial and cremation records located at the Chapel office in Waltonwrays Cemetery.

The first burial took place in Waltonwrays cemetery on the 5th February 1877 and the first cremation on the 11th June 1952.

We have 11 Hectares of Cemetery, covering both consecrated and un-consecrated burial ground, where we can conduct full burials or the interment or scattering of ashes.

Craven District Council hold the records for every Burial and Cremation that has taken place at Waltonwrays Cemetery and in the Crematorium. 

Family History Research

If you would like to conduct a search for information on a deceased relative or friend, please provide bereavement services with the following information:

  • Full name of deceased.
  • Date of death
  • Type of funeral; burial or cremation (if known).


When we have located them we can give you information such as the age they were when they died and their final resting place. We can provide you with a map of the cemetery should you wish to visit the area yourself or a member of staff would be happy to show you around the grounds.

You can call or send an email or letter using the address at the bottom of the page or you can call into our office, located up the main drive on the left hand side, where you can conduct the search in person.


Death Certificates

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) can research and supply copy certificates held by their registration service. It should be noted they do not hold records for the City of York, Leeds and Bradford areas, Airedale Hospital or James Cook Hospital. For these records you must apply directly to these registration services.

Please visit NYCC Copy Certificate service for further information.