Cemeteries and crematoria

Toxteth Cemetery

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.

Options for burial at Toxteth Cemetery

Toxteth Cemetery has graves that can accommodate two full body burials.

Find out more information about burials:

  • 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 five to 10 minutes before the scheduled burial time at the meeting point.

Opening hours

There are no specific opening hours for cemetery access. The gates are open from dawn till dusk and are operated by the City Watch Team. Times may differ from day to day.

Find us

215 Smithdown Road, L15 2HF

The main entrance is on Smithdown Road, with a pedestrian entrance on Arundel Avenue.

Find us on Google maps

Find us using What 3 words:

  • Main entrance: ///improving.palms.silly
  • Pedestrian entrance: ///face.poem.monkey

Find a grave

Individual section maps showing exact grave locations are not available for public use.

The Toxteth Cemetery map will help you find your way around and make it easier to find section locations.

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.