It opened in 1881 and while it is no longer possible to purchase a grave at the site, it is still a working cemetery with about 4,500 burial plots.
A number of prominent Leicester citizens lie at rest in the cemetery, including:
- Alderman Stephen Hilton JP, Mayor of Leicester 1904-1905
- George Edward Hilton JP, Mayor of Leicester 1920-1921
- Alderman Richard Hallam, Mayor of Leicester 1935.
Where to find us
Red Hill Way
Leicester, LE4 3EX
Telephone: 0116 373 7327
Fax: 0116 373 7330
Friends of Belgrave Cemetery
The Friends of Belgrave Cemetery are a small voluntary group dedicated to the history and conservation of the cemetery. The Friends are onsite on Sunday mornings and welcome all visitors to the cemetery. They can provide help and advice for those people trying to track down relatives buried at the cemetery, and can also help with family tree research. The Friends hold regular talks and events.