West Derby Cemetery

The 43-acre West Derby Cemetery opened in 1884, with various Grade II listed buildings across the site. The layout and original buildings were designed by William Wortley and architect Mr F B Payton.

Options for burial at West Derby Cemetery

West Derby Cemetery does not have any new graves for full body burials but there are cremated remains plots that can accommodate up to six sets of cremated remains.

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 West Derby Cemetery

Please meet at the large container to the right of the main path, approximately 50m into the cemetery.

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

Lower House Lane, L11 2SE

The main entrance is on Lower House Lane, with a pedestrian entrance on the junction of Lower House and East Lancashire Road.

Find us on Google maps

Find us using What 3 words:

  • Main entrance: ///mice.drew.goes
  • Pedestrian entrance: ///pays.lungs.appear

Find a grave

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

The West Derby 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.