About Linthorpe Cemetery & Local Nature Reserve
Linthorpe Cemetery is a Local Nature Reserve and working cemetery, situated one-mile south west of Middlesbrough’s town centre. The older section of the cemetery, to the south, has mature trees and open grassland areas with wonderful displays of wildflowers in spring. Seventeen species of butterflies have been recorded, which is impressive for the Tees Valley. The cemetery is a great place to see birds; regular songbirds include greenfinch, dunnock and siskin. Great spotted woodpecker regularly nests and occasionally tawny owls have bred. The cemetery represents a microcosm of the history of Middlesbrough and many of its “great and good” are buried there. The cemetery is managed by Middlesbrough Council with input from the Friends Group and the site has been awarded Green Flag status annually since 2007.
About the Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery
The Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery & Nature Reserve seek to preserve and enhance the cemetery for people who seek the peace and tranquillity of the largest piece of mature woodland in the centre of Middlesbrough as well as to study and enjoy the local history and natural history of the cemetery and the town. This active group are involved in surveying and monitoring wildlife, researching local history and heritage, running an annual programme of public events and working on small projects to enhance the cemetery. This friendly group hold regular weekly meetings (Wednesday 12-2pm) and welcome new members to join them in their work. They hold business meetings on the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Hebrew Prayer House starting at 6.45 pm.
Photographs by members of the Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery.
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