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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:
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