Linthorpe Cemetery

Visitors are welcome to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this special site. A peaceful oasis in Middlesbrough, Linthorpe Cemetery is steeped in local history and tells the story of the development of Linthorpe and Middlesbrough. As well as being an important burial ground, it is a haven for wildlife.

The green corridors on the site enable the wildlife to move around and between other areas of green space. Mammals such as foxes, Rabbits, Roe Deer, and Grey Squirrels are alll able to move about the area using the green corridors available here.

Declared a Local Nature Reserve in 2003, it provides a semi-natural habitat that supports a range of wildlife, particularly birds, including Tawny Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Treecreeper. The cemetery has a good selection of wildflowers attracting an increasing number of butterflies throughout the spring and early summer.

This 52-acre (21 ha) site is the largest area of woodland in central Middlesbrough. In the southern section of the cemetery there is an almost complete canopy cover of mature trees, most of these were planted in the nineteenth century.

Linthorpe Cemetery by Green Flag

 

Grid Ref: NZ 483 188

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