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Brief description of site

Flaybrick Memorial Gardens was originally Flaybrick Cemetery, a municipal cemetery designed by Edward Kemp in 1864. The cemetery was laid out in the Victorian landscape style, with specimen trees, holly and yew lined paths. An extension added in the 1890s is not part of Kemp's design and is much more open. The site is now a memorial garden and being developed as an arboretum.

Brief history of site

Flaybrick Cemetery was designed by Edward Kemp, assisted by Edward Mills and Messrs Lucy and Littler, architects of Liverpool. The cemetery opened on the 30th May 1864, and was extended in the 1890s. There were originally three chapels, although only two have survived.

Location information:

Address: Flaybrick Memorial Gardens, Tollemache Road, Bidston, Birkenhead, CH41 0DG

Locality: Wirral

Local Authorities:

Merseyside; Wirral; Birkenhead and Tranmere

Historical County: Cheshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 108 Grid Ref: SJ293894
Latitude: 53.3967 Longitude: -3.06471

Directions:

Close to the M53 junction 1

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily until 6pm.

Visitor information:

Parking, refreshments and WCs are available at the adjacent Tam O'Shanter Farm site.

Key information:

Form of site: cemetery

Purpose of site: memorial garden

Context or principal building: cemetery

Plant type/environment: arboretum

Site first created: 1862 to 1864

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 10.5

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