Allerton Cemetery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 53°21′36″N 2°52′44″W / 53.360°N 2.879°W / 53.360; -2.879

Allerton Cemetery
Allerton Cemetery - geograph.org.uk - 40793.jpg
Details
Year established 1909
Location Allerton, Liverpool
Country England
Type public
Owned by Liverpool City Council
Size 150 acres
Number of graves 74,109
Find a Grave [2]

Purchase of the land for Allerton Cemetery was completed in October 1906, the Church of England section was consecrated by the Bishop of Liverpool on 24 September 1909, and the first burial in the cemetery took place on 29 December 1909. It is still in operation.

Burials[edit]

In August 2003 the total customer number was 74,109.

Burials by religion:

The cemetery contains graves of 399 Commonwealth services personnel from both World Wars.[1]

Notable individuals buried here include:

Full Earth Woodland Burials[edit]

Allerton Cemetery has a natural woodland burial area. This provides an alternative to the traditional type of burial area as is offers an area with mature trees and a variety of natural plants and grasses. Graves are excavated to accommodate one full earth burial, so as not to damage tree roots. An adjacent grave may be purchased in reserve where family members wish to be buried together.[2]

Burials in this area can only take place in biodegradable coffins. The grave is marked with an inscribed marker with an inscription being chosen by family members. This is as opposed to traditional headstones, which are not permitted in the woodland area.[2]

The principle behind the natural burial option, is to provide an environmentally friendly alternative. It is not intended to reuse the graves in future. Families can therefore be assured that at no point will the remains be disturbed.[2]

References[edit]

External links[edit]