The Old and New Cemeteries
Helmsley's Old and New Cemeteries are next to each other and both are owned by Helmsley Town Council.
They are maintained by an active and keen group of volunteers, the council's caretaker, and a contractor who cuts some of the grass in the new cemetery. Tree surgeons and memorial masons look after the trees and the safety of the memorials.
The cemeteries are open from dawn to dusk. Dogs are allowed but please keep them on a lead and clear up after them.
Old and New Cemetery Records
Helmsley Town Council has records from 1962 for the northern part of the Old Cemetery and all the records for the New Cemetery to date.
Ryedale Family History Group has published an excellent survey of the memorials for the Churchyard and the Cemetery available by download or CD - one version has illustrations. It is indexed and mapped.
The Old Cemetery has 9 graves maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission who provide detailed information about each one.