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    I'm looking for the grave of someone who was buried in 1886 in what was described as "Everton Necropolis (Low Hill Cemetery)".

    I think it's all gone now. Was the cemetery the area now called Grant Gardens at the bottom of West Derby Road? That doesn't seem very big.

    Does anyone know where the gravestones went from the cemetery? And were the graves just grassed over, or even built on?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Dovedale,

    I can not help with a location but this link may help you find what you are looking for >>>>>>

    http://www.eden.co.uk/churches/liverpool/index.html

    That lists all the churches in Liverpool I think.

    Good luck with your quest.

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    That's a good link, but the I don't think the Necropolis was a church, just a cemetery.
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    I have a disc of burials in the Necropolis but unfortunatly its only for the years 1825 -1827
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    Thanks Ged, that's really helpful.
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    Thanks Robbo.

    I know when the person I'm looking for was buried and in which plot in the cemetery, but I'd love to find his gravestone.
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    I now know that the Necropolis is the same piece of land that's now Grant Gardens. Thanks for the help in that.

    Does anyone know what happened to the remains buried there - one site says they were moved - and where the headstones from the graves might be?
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    The first posting on the scousehouse thread though says that the bodies are still buried beneath?
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    I know there was talk of having to move remains from under a park around that area when they were thinking of laying tram lines or something.

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    Grant Gardens as it is now, is nowhere near as big as the cemetery was so I suspect some bodies would have had to be removed when those houses were built between the water tower and the gardens. The Liverpool records office have cemetery details so they might be worth a visit.
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    The Necropolis (Cemetery) opened 1825, at Low Hill, Liverpool. Architect: John Foster Jr. Cost near 8,000.
    Closed to any more burials in 1898.
    Grant Gardens (ex Necropolis). Opened by Alderman J R Grant in 1914.

    Grant Gardens is the same size as The Necropolis was, and I assume the remains of the bodies are still there.
    There would only have been a reason to remove them if the site was going to be built over.

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    Yes, it seems that Grant Gardens is exactly the same plot of land as the Necropolis, ending at Mill Road. The long straight path down the middle still feels more like a cemetery than a park.

    Thanks for your comments. I'd just like to track down the headstones now, if they still exist. The one I'm looking for is solid marble, so I suspect it got recycled.
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    You can see that big long path in the middle of the cemetery plan above. I'm surprised that the gardens are the same size as the back wall seems pretty much closer than I thought it would but you're right.
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