Designed by William Gay and architect Thomas Denville Barry, the Grade II listed Toxteth Cemetery opened in 1856. The 30-acre site draws inspiration from classic French designs, particularly from the Cimetière du Père Lachaise, with its winding paths about a principal axis. The elevated position of the cemetery chapel is typical of Victorian attitudes of the day, as the focal point of the cemetery.
215 Smithdown Road, L15 2HF
The main entrance is on Smithdown Road, with a pedestrian entrance on Arundel Avenue.
There are no specific opening hours for cemetery access, times may differ from day to day.
The gates are open from dawn till dusk and are operated by the City Watch Team.
Options for burial at Toxteth Cemetery
Toxteth Cemetery has graves that can accommodate two full body burials.
Find out more about burials including:
- How a burial takes place or how to book the chapel at the crematorium prior to a burial.
- Graves, deeds and how to purchase a grave.
- Cemetery memorials, installation of headstones and stone masons.
Attending a burial at Toxteth Cemetery
Please meet just inside the main entrance on Smithdown Road, near to the cemetery map.
Ground staff will meet the family around 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled burial time at the meeting point.
Find a grave
Individual section maps showing exact grave locations are not available for public use.
The Toxteth Cemetery section map will help you find your way around and make it easier to find section locations.
Toxteth Cemetery section map
Download this document: Toxteth Cemetery section map (PDF: 297 KB)
Top tip: If you have a grave number, look on the back of newer headstones in your section which will help you to get closer to your chosen grave, as they will often have a grave number inscribed.