Opened 1873, the land having been offered by the Duke of Devonshire at a nominal price. Most burials previously had to go to Dalton. The crematorium within the grounds was added in 1962.
All the main finding aids are kept at the Cemetery Office, although microfiche copies of the registers 1873-1984 [only] are available at Barrow Archives & Local Studies Centre
. This has been printed out and is available in the search room. Furness Family History Society members have also produced an index for 1873-1900, but not so far beyond that date (which means that any speculative searches at the record office can be extremely slow). A database extending the index after 1900 for those years held on microfiche (i.e. C of E sections 1901-1984; Nonconformist sections 1901-1962 and Roman Catholic sections 1901-1983) is now available via the staff at Cumbria Record Office & Local Studies Library, Barrow.
The grounds and the registers were originally split into C of E, Nonconformist, and Roman Catholic sections.
Whilst every effort has been made to record exact details of record office and library holdings you are recommended to check with them before visiting to ensure that they do hold the records and years you wish to examine. Similarly check with transcript publishers to ensure they cover the records and years you require before making a purchase.
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