View of the Undercliffe Cemetery Promenade


A number of publications about Undercliffe Cemetery have been published:

In Loving Memory: The Story of Undercliffe Cemetery

In Loving Memory: The Story of Undercliffe Cemetery, Colin Clark and Reuben Davison, Sutton Publishing Limited, 2004. Cost: £10 plus post and packing.
Synopsis: This is a detailed and attractive book covering the history of the Cemetery from its origins in the 1850’s through to the present day. There are lots of illustrations, maps and fine photographs.

Undercliffe Cemetery: Bradford's Great Heritage in Stone

Undercliffe Cemetery:  Bradford’s Great Heritage in Stone, Undercliffe Cemetery Charity (text by Christine Chapple).  Cost £2.00 plus post and packing.
Synopsis:  This is a short 12 page pamphlet which contains a map and heritage trail around the Cemetery.  It is a useful starting point for a visit to Undercliffe.

DVD - Undercliffe - Rest In Peace

DVD – Undercliffe – Rest in Peace, written, produced and directed by David Weber, Barleybrook Films Production.  Cost £10.00 plus post and packing.
Synopsis:  This film explores why Undercliffe Cemetery is justly regarded as one of the most striking achievements of Victorian funerary design. The film covers the rise and heyday of the Cemetery, looking at aspects of Bradford’s social history and its subsequent decline and rebirth through the Undercliffe Cemetery Charity.  Running time is 26 minutes.

Example of a Postcard: Sunset Over the Cemetery

Postcards:  A selection of striking images of the Cemetery in both colour and black and white are available. Cost: Black and White: 50 pence each or 5 for £2.00.
Small Colour Postcards: 25 pence each or 5 for £1.00.

Undercliffe Cemetery Wildlife

Leaflets:  A number of leaflets looking at various aspects of the wildlife and ecology of the Cemetery can be downloaded from this site.

Undercliffe Cemetery Wildlife (opens in separate window)

Minibeast Recording Sheet (opens in separate window)

All of the above are currently in print and available from the Cemetery.

Other Publications

Undercliffe:  Bradford’s Historic Victorian Cemetery, photographs by Ian Beesley with an Introduction by David James, 1991, Ryburn Publishing.
Synopsis:  This is a collection of stunning black and white photographs taken over a period of 15 years.  The collection shows the various stages the cemetery has been through from its abandonment and decline to its renovation and preservation.

Conservation Area:  The Design and Conservation Team at Bradford Metropolitan District Council carried out a Conservation Area Assessment in 2006 and a Conservation Area Appraisal in 2010. Details of these can be found at

Documents are available to view by request at Planning Reception, 3rd Floor, Jacob's Well, Manchester Road, Bradford, BD1 5RW.

English Heritage:  The text of the entry on Undercliffe Cemetery in the A register of Parks and Gardens: Cemeteries which is maintained by English Heritage is available from their website: