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Site layout of Birkdale Cemetery

The cemetery occupies a large site and has two public entrances, a pedestrian gate towards the Ainsdale end of the site and a traffic/pedestrian entrance at the Birkdale end. The site is organised into a number of sections. As you enter the cemetery through the traffic entrance, there is a site plan which lists these sections.

Birkdale Cemetery Information Sign

At the traffic entrance to the cemetery is the lodge. This is not in use at present and is sadly showing signs of disrepair. The council intend to bring this property back into use in the future.

In the middle of the cemetery, behind the two oldest sections of the cemetery is the chapel. It provides a Landmark feature within the site and adds to the overall atmosphere of the cemetery. It is currently used for storage. Sadly this building also shows some signs of disrepair which, one hopes, the council will rectify before it deteriorates further.

The cemetery is actively used and by looking at an aerial map for the site (by pressing the satellite imagery box at the bottom of the map), the usage of the site can be appreciated. By comparing that map to the graves today, one can appreciate the changes especially in Sections O and I; and to a lesser extend Section G. These 3 sections are located to the Ainsdale (left) side of the cemetery further back than the chapel from the road.

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In the middle of the cemetery, behind the two oldest sections of the cemetery is the chapel. It provides a Landmark feature within the site and adds to the overall atmosphere of the cemetery. It is currently used for storage. Sadly this building also shows some signs of disrepair which, one hopes, the council will rectify before it deteriorates further.Birkdale Cemetery Chapel 

Section B, Birkdale CemeterySection B is located at the front of the cemetery on the left hand boundary. It is a fairly small section which extends to junction of the road between sections C and G.  The grounds rise up from the front of the cemetery.

Section C is located at the front of the cemetery to the  left of the chapel. It is roughly circular in shape and divided into two halves by  diagonal footpath. It contains many large ornate headstones and is prominent from the main road.Birkdale Cemetery Setion C Birkdale Cemetery Setion C Birkdale Cemetery Setion C Birkdale Cemetery Setion C

Section D is located at the front of the cemetery to the  right of the chapel, by the main entrance. It is roughly circular in shape and divided into two halves by  diagonal footpath. It contains many large ornate headstones and is prominent from the main road.Birkdale Cemetery Section D Birkdale Cemetery Section D Birkdale Cemetery Section D

Section F is located at the front of the cemetery to the  right of the cemetery behind the lodge by the main entrance. It is a narrow strip of ground extending to just past where the road turns towards the chapel behind section D.Birkdale Cemetery Section E

Section F is located at the front of the cemetery to the  right of the cemetery behind the lodge by the main entrance. It is a narrow strip of ground extending to just past where the road turns towards the chapel behind section D.Birkdale Cemetery Section F Birkdale Cemetery Section F

Section G is located in the band of sections just behind the chapel and to its left. It is one of the largest sections in the cemetery and has road access on all four sides.

It is an active section of the cemetery, with many headstones have been added in recent years.Birkdale Cemetery Section G Birkdale Cemetery Section G

Section H is located in the band of sections just behind the chapel just to the its right. It is one of the largest sections in the cemetery and extends between two parallel roads running across the width of the cemetery, having road access on three sides and a footpath on the other side.Birkdale Cemetery Section H Birkdale Cemetery Section H Birkdale Cemetery Section H

Section I is on the left hand boundary of the cemetery behind section B. There is no path between these two sections, but these is a wide band of grass between them. It is a fairly small section approximately the same length of section G.  The older graves are towards the front end with more recent graves being added towards the rear end of the section. Most new graves have been added close to the road frontage.Birkdale Cemetery Section I

Section K is to the right of the chapel and half way between the chapel and the rear boundary of the cemetery. It main road frontage is against the road that runs from the chapel to the rear of the cemetery, with a smaller road frontage at its rear. It has a footpath separating it from section L.Birkdale Cemetery Section K Birkdale Cemetery Section K Birkdale Cemetery Section K

Section L is a large section to the right of the chapel and half way between the chapel and the rear boundary of the cemetery. It has large road frontage at the front edge, and a much smaller road frontage at its rear. It has footpaths separating it from section K (left side) and section M (right side).Birkdale Cemetery Section L Birkdale Cemetery Section L Birkdale Cemetery Section L Birkdale Cemetery Section L Birkdale Cemetery Section L

Section M is located at towards the back half of the cemetery next to the small field with views of Birkdale High School in the distance. It has road access on two sides with a footpath to the left hand side of this section. It has a mixture of new and old headstones.Birkdale Cemetery Section MBirkdale Cemetery Section MBirkdale Cemetery Section M

Section N is to the left of the chapel and half way between the chapel and the rear boundary of the cemetery. It has a road frontage is against the road that runs from the chapel to the rear of the cemetery another at its rear. It has a footpath diagonally separating it from section O.Birkdale Cemetery Section N Birkdale Cemetery Section N

Section O is to the left of the chapel and half way between the chapel and the rear boundary of the cemetery. It has a road frontage on three sides with a footpath diagonally separating it from section N. It is currently the furthest section, to the left of the chapel, currently being used.Birkdale Cemetery Section O Birkdale Cemetery Section O

Section R is located at the rear of the cemetery bordering the golf course, to the right of the chapel . It has road access on front and left sides with a footpath to its right hand side separating it from Section T.Birkdale Cemetery Section R Birkdale Cemetery Section R Birkdale Cemetery Section R Birkdale Cemetery Section R

Section T is located at the rear of the cemetery bordering the golf course, to the right of the chapel . It has road access on front and rear sides with footpaths to the left and right hand sides separating it from Sections R and U.Birkdale Cemetery Section T Birkdale Cemetery Section T Birkdale Cemetery Section T Birkdale Cemetery Section T Birkdale Cemetery Section T

Section U is located at towards the rear of the cemetery next to the small field with views of Birkdale High School in the distance. It has road access on two sides with a footpath to the lefthand side of this section where it meets the large central section T.Birkdale Cemetery Section U