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    I was flicking through 'Liverpool Heritage Walk' before, and I read about Roscoe memorial gardens. Saying that William Roscoe was buried there, but I assume the grave (as a headstone above ground) no longer exists....?


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    It got me thinking about other burial grounds in the city that have been built upon. e.g Necropolis, and Church Street cemetery, also the one that was on the corner of Paradise Street (where Edge hill mole was buried).
    How do people get the rights to build upon graves?

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    The most obvious one is St James Cemetery in front of the cathedral,thousands of gravestones have been removed from there.

    From the way I understand it...

    The Home Office grant licences for rebuilding.Generally if graves are to be disturbed then the remains have to be removed and re-interred,with licences usually granted for this if they are 100 years old or more.

    I'm not sure what the situation is in the case of the Roscoe memorial gardens, where it was a matter of removing gravestones but not actually disturbing the graves themselves.

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    hmmm... that's really interesting ste thank you...

    I would like to find out about this in a bit more detail.

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    I remember lads from our school used to go down the crypts in Anfield cemetery,I think there was a bar missing on a small window by a spiral staircase or something,the gravestones were actually in the walls I believe,one for Snappel maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul D View Post
    I remember lads from our school used to go down the crypts in Anfield cemetery,I think there was a bar missing on a small window by a spiral staircase or something,the gravestones were actually in the walls I believe,one for Snappel maybe?

    aye! one for our snappel! lets get him down there!

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    Not been built on but anyone interested in old cemeteries and hasn't seen it yet - The old Jewish cemetary at the top of Deane road on Kenny is wel worth a look.

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