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Philips Park Cemetery

Map, opening times, transport information, and other detailed information about Philips Park Cemetery

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Opened in 1866 Philips Park Cemetery was the first municipal cemetery in Manchester. It is next to the River Medlock, attracting an array of birds and animals to its banks and also adjacent to Philips Park, which was named after Mark Philips, a local businessman and Member of Parliament.

Famous people buried in Philips Park include war heroes from The Battle of Rorkes Drift, part of the Anglo-Zulu War, which took place on 22 January 1879 in South Africa.

Local people have renovated the building inside the cemetery known as the 'Corner House'. If you'd like to get involved, why not dedicate some of your spare time to The Friends of Philips Park Cemetery Group .

If you would like to make an enquiry or discuss memorial requirements, please contact the Customer Service Team at Blackley Cemetery and Crematorium:

Telephone: 0161 227 3201
Email: ops.cemeteries@manchester.gov.uk

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