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.
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.
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:
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
After clearing work
Volunteers work on railings