Helmsley Town Council

Serving the people of Helmsley and Carlton

Helmsley sign Thirsk road daffodils

Town Clerk: Ms Victoria Ellis
The Old Vicarage, Bondgate
Helmsley, Yorkshire YO62 5BP

The Old and New Cemeteries

Snowdrops in the Old Cemetery

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 - this link should take you to the detailed search results for Helmsley.

Commonwealth War Graves Sign
Cemetery Fees




Burial To include Exclusive Right of Burial for 50 years



Second burial in double grave



Child under 16 years of age



Cremated Remains - burial in cremation plot, tablet sized. Up to 2 additional caskets will be allowed in the plot. To include Exclusive Right of Burial for 50 years.



Cremated Remains - burial in plot where upright memorial will be erected. Note, when the existing row by the hedge is full, no more plots for upright memorials will be available. To include EROB for 50 years.



Cremated Remains added to existing ashes plot or grave.



Memorial - upright, for burial plot.



Memorial for Cremated Remains - tablet 15" square.



Additional inscription on existing memorial



Transfer of Exclusive Right of Burial



Burial Register Search Fee inc one copy of the entry, for up to one hour



For each subsequent hour or part of an hour



Each additional copy of an entry in the register of burials



Cemetery Rules

Cemetery Memorials & Restoration Project 2019

The Town Council is seeking quotations for the restoration of the memorials and crosses photographed and listed.

The memorials are to be properly secured upright, crosses are to be repaired and secured upright.If you are interested please quote by noon on Monday 16th September 2019. Emails are fine and they will be acknowledged, so please do get in touch if you do not receive an acknowledgement.Quotations will be considered at Helmsley Town Council Meeting on the 16th September at 6:30pm.