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Balmoral Cemetery, Belfast, Antrim

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Cemetery name: Balmoral Cemetery. Formerly known as Belfast Cemetery, Malone.

Address: Stockman’s Lane Belfast BT9 7JA

GPS Coordinates: 54.569300, -5.968100



The cemetery is open by appointment only. Call Belfast City Council on 028 9027 0296 to arrange an appointment.

Balmoral Cemetery opened in 1855 after Reverend Henry Cooke and Reverend Joseph Mackenzie of Malone were refused permission to carry out a ‘proper’ Presbyterian funeral in another churchyard. The pair decided to set up their own burial ground on land belonging to Reverend Mackenzie, beside Stockman’s Lane.

The new cemetery was controlled by a board of trustees which included three Presbyterian ministers. Burials were mostly of subscribing and non-subscribing Presbyterians but the graveyard was also used by other denominations.

By the 1920s, the site had fallen into disrepair and, in 1953, it was taken over by Belfast Corporation (now the council).[1]


  1. http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/community/cemeteries/balmoralcemetery.aspx

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