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Brief description of site

The site occupies about 16 hectares of gently rising ground to the east of Liverpool city centre. Features include two ornate entrances, a pair of gate lodges and a single remaining chapel. There are also several listed memorials. An unusual survival is the former 19th-century monumental mason's yard and linked range of buildings, which are all listed grade II.

Brief history of site

In 1855 a competition was held for the design of the proposed Toxteth Park cemetery. Designs were chosen by T D Barry of Liverpool for the buildings and by William Gay of Bradford for the laying out of the ground. Toxteth Park Cemetery was opened in 1856, originally covering 12 hectares and extended by a further four at a later date.

Location information:

Address: Toxteth Park Cemetery, 124 Smithdown Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 2HD

Locality: Toxteth

Local Authorities:

Merseyside; Liverpool

Historical County: Lancashire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 108 Grid Ref: SJ375889
Latitude: 53.3932 Longitude: -2.94131

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal site for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: cemetery

Purpose of site: cemetery

Context or principal building: chapel

Site first created: 1856

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 16

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