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St. James’ Cemetery, Liverpool

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Date: 1829 [unknown]
Location: [unknown]
Surnames/tags: Cemeteries Liverpool
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Cemetery name: St. James’ Cemetery


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OS grid: SJ 35435 89348


  • One of the earliest garden cemeteries (1827-29)
  • The most impressive and innovative example of the earliest decade of cemetery design (1819-30) by a combination of a renowned local architect, John Foster and local landscaper, John Shepherd
  • It is the finest early example (1820s) of a garden cemetery, the first to take advantage of a quarry, using its steep sides to dramatic effect, including great ramps probably originally intended for catacombs
  • The first example of a cemetery set in a disused quarry, a type of site which became quite common in the 1830s- 40s
  • The site and its heroic-scale layout survive complete
  • Local and national social interest is expressed in the artistic variety of the remaining monuments and burials, including the Huskisson monument, which forms the focal point of the cemetery

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