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Deane Road Cemetery, Liverpool

Heritage Works successfully assisted Deane Road Cemetery Committee to secure a Stage 2 Heritage Lottery Fund pass of £494,000 in December 2010 to restore a derelict Jewish cemetery in Kensington, Liverpool.

The Deane Road Cemetery Committee secured a 'Stage 1 pass' from the Heritage Lottery Fund under the 'Heritage Grants' funding stream in July 2009. An initial grant was awarded to develop proposals into a Stage 2 HLF bid for funding to implement the works on site. The Committee chose to use the development grant, along with other match funding, to commission Cass Associates, together with Heritage Works, as consultants.

Aerial view of Deane Road Cemetery

Aerial view of the Cemetery

Deane Road Cemetery is located within the Kensington area of Liverpool and was used by Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation as a formal burial ground between 1835 and 1929. The site consists of the Cemetery itself, bounded on three sides by large brick walls and on the fourth side by an ornate archway, built to serve as the Cemetery's entrance. In front of this is a curved driveway and planted areas, which have recently been refurbished.

The overall aims of this project are to:

  • Refurbish the Cemetery, including its Grade II listed elements
  • Create a flexible and contextual new build structure to enable the Cemetery to offer visitor and volunteer facilities
  • Engage a wide audience with the project and establish the Cemetery as a self-sustaining learning resource and visitor attraction.

Heritage Works' role was to assist the Committee in the submission of their Stage 2 HLF bid. This involved developing an Activity Plan for community engagement during the project construction period, preparing a Management and Maintenance Plan for the site, building the capacity of the organisation to deliver the scheme and compiling a comprehensive set of documents for the Stage 2 bid. The Committee received notification in December 2010 that their Stage 2 bid had been successful. They have also taken up Heritage Works' recommendation to appoint a Project Manager, who will be able to co-ordinate further development of the project.

Further information relating to Deane Road Cemetery, including maps of the site, can be found at

Entrance to Deane Road Cemetery


Overgrown Cemetery


Volunteers clearing the overgrown Cemetery

Volunteers clearing

The Cemetery after clearing work

After clearing work

Volunteers painting railings

Volunteers work on railings

Open Day banner

Open Day

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