Burial grounds

The trustees of the Area Meeting are responsible for the three Meeting Houses and burial grounds in Bradford, Huddersfield, and Scholes. (The Friends Meeting House in Halifax was sold some years ago and Halifax Local Meeting now hires a room for their meetings from the current owners of the building.) In addition, there are three historic burial grounds without adjacent buildings.

Idle, Bradford

This is a walled burial ground on Westfield Lane, Idle, Bradford with a Grade II listed archway, dated 1690. There are only three gravestones and one of them is blank.

Newlands, Brighouse

In 1863 local Quakers purchased two aces of land at Newlands in Brighouse for a large new Meeting House and burial ground. This opened in 1869 and continued in use up to 1972, when the Meeting House was sold and converted into flats. The burial ground, however, remains in Quaker ownership and is still used for burials.

Shewbread, Todmorden

This is a walled burial ground on Shoebroad Lane, Todmorden, established in 1690. There are only a few gravestones, but more than 200 burials have taken place. Note that there are several variations in the spelling of this location.