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Patience Simpson Memorial approximately 160m south of main entrance at Toxteth Park Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Picton, Liverpool

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Latitude: 53.3938 / 53°23'37"N

Longitude: -2.9398 / 2°56'23"W

OS Eastings: 337603

OS Northings: 388964

OS Grid: SJ376889

Mapcode National: GBR 7GT.1D

Mapcode Global: WH877.TY9M

Entry Name: Patience Simpson Memorial approximately 160m south of main entrance at Toxteth Park Cemetery

Listing Date: 7 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078258

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477120

Location: Liverpool, L8

County: Liverpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Picton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Liverpool

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Toxteth St Bede with St Clement

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 08/09/2016


Patience Simpson Memorial approximately 160m south of main entrance at Toxteth Park Cemetery

(Formerly listed as Patience Simpson Memorial approx. 200m S of entrance at Toxteth Park Cemetery)

Monument to Patience Simpson, d. 1872, Palgrave Simpson d.1891, and other members of the Simpson family. Stone with red granite columns. Square chamfered base, with flying buttress to side. A series of Gothic niches with granite shafts and rich, foliate capitals frame plaques to younger members of the family, while to the front paired shafts and capitals frame a standing marble figure cleaving to a cross commemorates Patience. The corners of the monument are decorated with carved angels, and there are bosses on the buttress and crocketted finials to it and all niches. Upper part of shaft tapers, with further red granite shafts, and culminates in elaborate cross. A handsome design, surviving intact and one of the earliest monuments in the cemetery, the marble figure gives this very individual monument a particular interest.

Source: Chris Brooks, Mortal Remains, London, Victorian Society, p.142.

Listing NGR: SJ3760388964

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