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    I have been looking on Toxteth.net today and it says there is (was) a quaker burial ground on Smithdown Road by ASDA.
    This has recently been built on with a new housing estate.
    Does anyone have any more info/pics?


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    There is an old pic in one of Paul Bolger's Directories of Liverpool, but it's at a weird angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyChains View Post
    I have been looking on Toxteth.net today and it says there is (was) a quaker burial ground on Smithdown Road by ASDA.
    This has recently been built on with a new housing estate.
    Does anyone have any more info/pics?

    There is an old pic in one of Paul Bolger's Directories of Liverpool, but it's at a weird angle.
    The burial ground is still there. Entrance, usually locked, off Arundel Avenue, L17

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    The burial ground is still there. Entrance, usually locked, off Arundel Avenue, L17
    Thanks so much

    If anyone has any pics much appreciated

    May have a little sneaky peek tmw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyChains View Post
    Thanks so much

    If anyone has any pics much appreciated

    May have a little sneaky peek tmw.
    I had a look today.

    Very interesting indeed!

    Pics courtesy of my great fiancee!









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    Blimy, the things you don't know about in Liverpool - any number of people could have simply walked past that without realising!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    Blimy, the things you don't know about in Liverpool - any number of people could have simply walked past that without realising!
    exactly!
    that's why it's all the more intriguing!

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    excellent pics, thank your 'fiancée' for us
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    That entrance is near the Smithdown Rd end of Arundel Avenue. I've never seen that gate open yet. There's also a 'turnstile' built into that long red-brick wall. I think it's a 'gated community'

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    Its not the old turnstile that used to go into Sefton General is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    That entrance is near the Smithdown Rd end of Arundel Avenue. I've never seen that gate open yet. There's also a 'turnstile' built into that long red-brick wall. I think it's a 'gated community'
    Hi Marky

    I think the turnstile is for Toxteth Park cemetery. As far as I'm aware that is separate from the Quaker Burial Ground.

    We drove around the back of those new houses, and there's about an 8 foot wall around the ground. Too high to even reach up and click your camera over!( I feel disrespectful saying that !)

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    Kev's right.
    The turnstile was for Sefton General.
    Not sure if it was just for staff.
    The NHS still use some of the hospital buildings at that end for things like blood tests.

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    Thanks for the info. I knew some houses were built on that side, but I haven't had a good look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Kev's right.
    The turnstile was for Sefton General.
    Not sure if it was just for staff.
    The NHS still use some of the hospital buildings at that end for things like blood tests.
    Yeah seen that myself when been for blood tests at the back of Asda. It's a strange turnstile - completely out of place!

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    I've emailed the Quakers and asked if they have any more info.
    Fingers crossed!

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    The area is covered by Satellite on Google Maps website:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...&t=h&z=18&om=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    The area is covered by Satellite on Google Maps website:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...&t=h&z=18&om=1
    Thanks Marky. That's actually how we found it, using Google Earth.
    We had read about it in a book and located it on the map.
    Facinating stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    The area is covered by Satellite on Google Maps website:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...&t=h&z=18&om=1
    Thanks very much for that Google Earth site, Marky.
    I've managed to find the old family home on my father's side in Oxfordshire.
    Somebody did kindly send me a link, but I couldn't get it to work.

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    Very interesting stuff Daisy. Nice work. I especially like the shot looking past the gate up the corpse lane toward the burial ground.

    I'm sure the turnstile in question leads to the cemetery rather than the old hospital. Perhaps there are two? Or else, maybe you have to pass through a part of the cemetery to get to the hospital?

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    Quote Originally Posted by researchwriter View Post
    Very interesting stuff Daisy. Nice work. I especially like the shot looking past the gate up the corpse lane toward the burial ground.

    I'm sure the turnstile in question leads to the cemetery rather than the old hospital. Perhaps there are two? Or else, maybe you have to pass through a part of the cemetery to get to the hospital?
    There was only the one entrance to the burial ground from Arundel Avenue.
    The burial ground is very small - actually smaller than the Quaker's Meeting House which was next to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    There was only the one entrance to the burial ground from Arundel Avenue.
    The burial ground is very small - actually smaller than the Quaker's Meeting House which was next to it.
    Yes sorry, I meant that the turnstile leads to Smithdown cemetery rather than the Quaker burial ground.

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    Here are the turnstiles in Arundel Avenue.
    The first photo is the one for Toxteth Cemetery and the second one to what remains of Sefton General.



    Last edited by PhilipG; 12-31-2007 at 04:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Here are the turnstiles in Arundel Avenue.
    The first photo is the one for Toxteth Cemetery and the second one to what remains of Sefton General.



    Brilliant Philip
    Thanks for that

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    Ah right, I've never seen the Sefton General one before.

    Cheers Philip

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