Records of the York Cemetery Company

Scope and Content

Collection mainly contains financial and operational records including burial registers, grave plan books, ledgers, cash books and various accounts books as well as day books and diaries of interments. Also includes correspondence, plans and title deeds leading up to the company's liquidation in 1966 and the subsequent development and ongoing management of the Cemetery by York Cemetery Trust and the Friends of York Cemetery.

A paid research service to assist researchers in indentifying names and graves is available via the database held by York Cemetery Trust. See their website for further details -

Access Information


Material is available subject to the usual terms and conditions of access to Archives and Local History collections.

Appraisal Information

A small amount of low level financial information such as receipts and routine correspondence has been appraised and weeded from this collection.

Custodial History

Acc 107 was deposited in 1969.


ACC 239 is an accrual to the original collection and was deposited in 1981 via North Yorkshire County Council.