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Brief description of site

The cemetery is partly bounded by the River Medlock, which flows in an open culvert faced in red terracotta brick to the south. Other features include a number of entrances, a Gothic-style gate lodge, a raised bed and a war memorial. Only one of the original four chapels remains.

Brief history of site

Philips Park Cemetery was designed by William Gay, with architects Paull and Ayliffe of Manchester, after winning a competition in 1863. The cemetery opened in 1866, and was completed in 1867. It originally occupied about 16.5 hectares and had three chapels, one Catholic, one Anglican, one for other denominations. It was extended later, to about 20 hectares, to include a Jewish burial ground and chapel.

Location information:

Address: Philips Park Cemetery, Riverpark Road, Miles Platting, Manchester, M40 2XT

Locality: Manchester

Local Authorities:

Greater Manchester; Manchester

Historical County: Lancashire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 109 Grid Ref: SJ872993
Latitude: 53.4902 Longitude: -2.19439

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily from 9 am, or from 10 am on weekends and bank holidays.

Key information:

Form of site: cemetery

Purpose of site: cemetery

Context or principal building: chapel

Site first created: 1863 to 1867

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 20

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