Finding a Grave

When you select a headstone, the location of the grave, including the section that the grave is in, will be shown. Use that information to expand the appropriate paragraph below on this page which will help you locate a grave if you wish to visit. Grave numbers may be approximate since not all headstones are numbered (this are usually on the back of the headstone). Southport Crematorium may be able to give the specific location of a grave. Their contact details are Tel:01704 533443; email to southport.crematorium@sefton.gov.uk

 

Information Sign

Section B has a road boundary at the front of the section and houses to its rear boundary and is located near the gate on Liverpool Road. Graves are arranged in rows from the road to the houses. Most of the graves were first occupied in the 1930s and 40s. The location details should state the row and the approximate grave number. The graves are numbered from the Liverpool Road side of the Section. Typically there are 28 graves to a row, although only a few of the graves are numbered. Based on this and for those graves that are numbered;  Row 1  is numbered from 1 to 28. Row 2  is numbered from 29 to 56, Row 3  is numbered from 57 to 84, Row 4  is numbered from 85 to 112, Row 6  is numbered from 113 to 140 . Grave numbers have not been estimated for Row 6, at the back of this section.

 

Section C1 is at the front of the cemetery, to the left of the chapel. It has a number of prominent headstones which stand out from the main road, it overlooks. Very few of the graves are numbered as most date from the first few decades since cemetery was opened. Consequently the graves can be located in a specific row from the road at the front of the cemetery. The number associated with the grave is an indication of its position from the left. The graves point to the front of the cemetery, except for the last row which runs along a footpath. These graves point towards the path, and are shown as being on the path row. This row is marked from right to left along the path.

 

Section C2 is at the front of the cemetery, to the left of the chapel. It has a number of prominent headstones which stand out from the main road, it overlooks. Very few of the graves are numbered as most date from the first few decades since cemetery was opened. Consequently the graves can be located in a specific row from the road at the leading from the chapel. The number associated with the grave is an indication of its position from the left. The graves point to the front of the cemetery, except for the last row which runs along a footpath. These graves point towards the path, and are shown as being on the path row. This row is marked from right to left along the path.

 

Section D1 is at the front of the cemetery, to the right of the chapel. It has a number of prominent headstones which stand out from the main road, it overlooks. Very few of the graves are numbered as most date from the first few decades since cemetery was opened. Consequently the graves can be located in a specific row from the road at the front of the cemetery. The number associated with the grave is an indication of its position from the left. The graves point to the front of the cemetery, except for the last row which runs along a footpath. These graves point towards the path, and are shown as being on the path row. This row is marked from right to left along the path.

 

Section D2 is at the front of the cemetery, to the right of the chapel. It has a number of prominent headstones which stand out from the main road, it overlooks. Very few of the graves are numbered as most date from the first few decades since cemetery was opened. Consequently the graves can be located in a specific row from the road at the leading from the chapel. The number associated with the grave is an indication of its position from the right. The graves point to the front of the cemetery, except for the last row which runs along a footpath. These graves point towards the path, and are shown as being on the path row. This row is marked from left to right along the path.

 

Section E is on the right hand side of the main entry road to the cemetery. Graves are arranged in rows from the road/path. Very few of the graves are numbered as most date from the first few decades since cemetery was opened. Consequently the graves can be located in a specific row from the road side. The number associated with the grave is an indication of its position from the left. The graves face the main entry road before it turns towards the chapel.

 

Section F is on the right hand side of the cemetery, a little way up the path after the main entry road turns towards the chapel . Most graves are arranged in rows from the path, although a few graves are in rows from the road at the top of the path. Very few of the graves are numbered as most date from the first few decades since cemetery was opened. Consequently the graves can be located in a specific row from the path or road side. The number associated with the grave is an indication of its position from the left .

 

Section I has a road boundary at the front of the section and houses to its rear boundary. Graves are arranged in rows from the road to the houses. Currently most of the grave plots to the road have headstones but the rows further back tend to have headstones only to the left (at the main Liverpool Road side). The location details should state the row and the approximate grave number. The graves are numbered from the Liverpool Road side of the Section. Row 1 is numbered 1 to 60, Row 2 is numbered 61to 116, Row 3 is numbered from 117 to 202 Row 5 from 203 and Row 7 from 279. The numbering in subsequent rows has not been determined

Section O is located towards the rear of the cemetery and has road boundaries on three sides (front left and back) and a footpath on the tight boundary of this section. Graves are arranged in rows starting from the boundaries and working towards the centre of the section. Graves are numbered clockwise starting at the footpath boundary, where it joins the rear road boundary. Graves are numbered clockwise from this starting point and continue round the section until it reaches the starting point for the row, when they continue with the next row towards the centre. After the initial three rows, there is a varied numbering system Against the footpath side, the first row graves are numbered 1 to 50, second row 161-200,third row 286-324. Along the front road, the first row graves are numbered 51-105 , second row 201-235 , third row 325-350, fourth row 478-487 (anti clockwise) , fifth row 468-472. Along the left side road, the first row graves are numbered 106-130, second row 236-260, third row 351-375, fourth row 520, fifth row 521-531  (anti clockwise) . Along the back road, the first row graves are numbered 131-160, second row 261-285, third row 376-395, fourth row 396-405  (anti clockwise) , fifth row 406-416, sixth row 417-425  (anti clockwise) , seventh row 426 -431.