BRAYTON & DISTRICT JOINT BURIAL AUTHORITY

Burial

On 1 April 1969 the graveyard at Brayton Church (St Wilfrid's) was closed to new graves.

Two Acres of land (formerly known as the Gorse Patch) were purchased for the new cemetery.  The Cemetery was consecrated by the Bishop of Selby on 16 May 1972.  The first burial took place on 17 June 1972. 

On 31 March 1974 Brayton & District Joint Burial Authority was formed with representatives from four Parish Councils.  Brayton 3 representatives, Thorpe Willoughby 2 representatives, Burn 2 representatives and Barlow 2 representatives.  The number of representatives continues to this day. 

The Rector of St Wilfrid's, Rev. Pete Watson joined the Burial Authority on his appointment.

The Burial Authority is responsible for the running and upkeep of the Cemetery and all records and plans for the Cemetery are kept by the Clerk.

Interment and reservation of grave space is usually extended to the residents of Brayton, Thorpe Willoughby, Burn and Barlow although this service may be extended to non-parishioners of the above at the discretion of the Burial Authority.

The burial ground is situated beside Brackenhill Lane.  It can be approached from two directions.  From the direction of Leeds Road over the railway crossing at Sandhill Lane or from Doncaster Road, along Foxhill Lane, turning left at Brackenhill Lane (adjacent to Brayton Community Centre).

The general surrounding, being on the edge of fields, is a place of quiet reflection, not only where people can remember their loved ones, but also somewhere they can visit and experience the tranquillity of peaceful surroundings.

Please note: No Dogs are allowed in the Cemetery.

Any fees apply to residents and past residents of the Parishes of Brayton, Thorpe Willoughby, Barlow and Burn. For non-residents the fees are doubled. Please contact the Burial Authority Clerk for costs.