Over 160 Years of Halton Cemetery Records from Deceased Online

Deceased Online recently digitized a trove of records, 87,830 names, from three historic cemeteries within the Borough of Halton in Cheshire, England. Located 20 km southeast of Liverpool, spanning the Mersey, the Borough of Halton includes the towns of Runcorn and Widnes.

The newly available records encompass Halton, Widnes, and Runcorn Cemeteries and comprise digital scans of the burial registers or computerized records and grave details for each grave and its occupants.

Halton Cemetery,  a non-denominational burial ground in operation since the mid-1800s, located by the Shopping City in Runcorn, has just 2,227 records. There are three First World War Commonwealth War Graves Commission burials.

Widnes Cemetery, also known as Widnes Gardens, at Birchfield Road, is known for its beautiful grounds and historic chapel.The collection includes 44,820 burial records from 1898 onward. The CWGC maintains 102 graves.

Runcorn Cemetery, at Langdale Road in Runcorn, comprises 40,783 records from 1860, including of 75 CWGC graves.

Also under the care of Halton Borough Council, but not in this release, is Peel House Cemetery, at Incline Way Widnes.​

Information about the cemeteries, including maps, is at https://www3.halton.gov.uk/Pages/BirthsDeathsMarriages/haltoncem.aspx

Deceased Online also holds collections from Cheshire East Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Trafford Council, and Salford Council – a broad range of records for research focused on Cheshire and the wider North West England region.

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