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Cemetery records

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston cemeteries

We hold microfiche copies of these registers. The originals are held at Magdalen Cemetery in Gorleston. Cemetery staff will undertake paid searches of the registers, but members of the public are not allowed to look at the originals. 

We have plans of the Great Yarmouth Old, Great Yarmouth New, Gorleston, Caister Old, Caister New and Magdalen Cemeteries, showing the locations of individual grave plots.

These are available in two purple A4 folders in the microform section of the searchroom.

Great Yarmouth Old Cemetery, 1856-1987

  • Indexes - there are two indexes; you may need to check both. The indexes are arranged alphabetically to the first letter of the surname only. They give the entry number in the burial register and the folio (page) number.
  • Burial registers - each fiche is labelled with the dates it covers and the burial numbers that it includes. The information given in the burial registers should include:
    • Name
    • Age
    • Occupation (in the cases of children, usually gives ‘son of/daughter of…’ and for married women, ‘wife of…’)
    • Place of death
    • Date of burial
    • The grave number and section in the cemetery

Great Yarmouth New Cemetery, 1876-1986

  • Indexes - there are two indexes; you may need to check both. They are arranged alphabetically to the first letter of the surname only. The indexes give the entry number in the burial register and the folio (page) number.
  • Burial registers - each fiche is labelled with the dates it covers and the burial numbers that it includes. The information given is the same as for Yarmouth Old Cemetery.

Gorleston Old Cemetery, 1879-1987

  • Indexes - there are two indexes, both of which are arranged alphabetically to the first letter of the surname only. The indexes give the entry number in the burial register and the folio (page) number. The first index is arranged like the indexes to the Yarmouth Old and New Cemeteries. In the second index, the first number is the burial number and the second is the folio number. For example, 9410 163 538: 9410 is the burial number, 163 is the folio.
  • Burial registers - each fiche is labelled with the dates it covers and the burial numbers that it includes. The information given is the same as for Yarmouth Old Cemetery.

Great Yarmouth Cemetery at Caister, 1907-87

  • Indexes - there are two indexes; you may need to check both. They are arranged alphabetically to the first letter of the surname only. The indexes give the entry number in the burial register and the folio (page) number.
  • Register of Burials - each fiche is labelled with the dates it covers and the burial numbers that it includes. The information given is the same as for Yarmouth Old Cemetery.

Magdalen Cemetery, 1958-87

  • Indexes - these are arranged alphabetically to the first letter of the surname only. The indexes give the entry number in the burial register and the folio (page) number.
  • Burial registers - each fiche is labelled with the dates it covers and the burial numbers that it includes. The information given is the same as for Yarmouth Old Cemetery.

Market Gates Cemetery at Yarmouth, 1828-64 

This was a private cemetery, mainly used by Nonconformists. No original register seems to have survived, but we do have a modern transcript of the burial register, 1828-64, on microfilm NNAS 894754.

Other records

We also hold some administrative records of the Yarmouth Burial Board and Gorleston Burial Board 1828, 1855-1908 (see Y/TC 86/14/62; Y/TC 76-77; Y/TR 238-246).