Opened in August 1863, Anfield Cemetery or
Liverpool Cemetery as it was originally known, covers a 110
acre site on Priory Road, North Liverpool, adjacent to Stanley
Park and sitting between the stadiums of the famous football
clubs of Everton and Liverpool.
Such is the size and
age of Anfield Cemetery that it is almost inevitable that it
should reflect much of Liverpool's history and culture and
there are many prominent and celebrated individuals buried
within its boundaries from the fields of sport, entertainment,
politics, commerce and others of a certain notoriety.
These include Jem Mace, generally recognised as the 'Father of
Modern Boxing' and the first Heavyweight Boxing Champion
of the World. Also, James Maybrick, a Liverpool Merchant, of
whom many suspect to have been the real 'Jack the Ripper' of
the famous Whitechapel Murders and Hugh McElroy, Chief Purser
of the ill fated ship, the Titanic.
The list of
illustrious persons to have found their final resting
place within Anfield could go on and as such Liverpool's
Ranger Service regularly provide guided tours of the
site to those with an interest in our local history.
Indeed, in recognition of Anfield's historic value, in
February 1986 English Heritage awarded Anfield Cemetery Grade
II * Listed status.
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