St James's Gardens (formerly St James's Cemetery) - Liverpool

A cemetery developed by a private company opened in 1829, with architectural features by John Foster and landscape by John Shepherd; one of the earliest ‘garden cemeteries’ in the country. The last interment took place in 1936. In the 1960s many gravestones were re-sited and the central area re-landscaped. In the late 20th century the site fell into decline. A local Friends group took interest in the cemetery; the site has been more actively maintained since. No conservation plan exists and vegetation is causing damage. Carriage ramps and catacombs need structural assessment and conservation.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    ST JAMES's GARDENS (FORMERLY ST JAMES's CEMETERY)
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1001585
    Local Planning Authority:
    Liverpool
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Cemetery

Location

    County:
    Merseyside
    District / Borough:
    Liverpool
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Liverpool, Riverside
    Region:
    North West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    Medium
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade I, 7 LBs, CA, WHS

Contact Details

Chris Mayes 0191 269 1226