MacKenzies Tomb

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Rodney Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom
MacKenzies Tomb - MacKenzie's Tomb
MacKenzies Tomb - St. Andrew's Church
MacKenzies Tomb - St. Andrew's Church
MacKenzies Tomb - St. Andrew's Church
MacKenzies Tomb - MacKenzie's Tomb
MacKenzies Tomb - MacKenzie's Tomb

MacKenzies Tomb Liverpool Reviews

millerpins millerpi…
10 reviews
Something you may miss when travelling to Liverpool May 20, 2011
MacKenzies Tomb is located down Rodney Street, inbetween Mount Pleasent and Hardman Street at St Andrew's churchyard. This for me is a must see because of its history and myth behind it all. Unfortunatly you cant get into the graveyard itself proberly due to the church is almost in ruins and it would be unsafe to go on the grounds, but you can still see the tomb and makes this a short flying visit so it doesn't take up to much of your time in the day.

MacKenzie was an engineer on the railways in the Early 1800's a very wealthy man in the area, but also know for his massive gambling habits in the local area. The ledgend behind all this was that MacKenzie made a deal with the devil himself during a poker game that if he lost the devil could take and have his soul till judgement day. With the ledgent continuing on near MacKenzies death in 1851, he came up with a plan to trick fate itself. He had a pryamid tomb built for him and strick instructions to be buried sitting up in a chair sitting at a card table holding a perfect hand. The idea of this was that when the devil came to collect his soul, since he has not been buried underground and hadn't won the game just yet his soul couldn't go. The resaon for the pryamid tomb is still unknown why he choose that and whether he is sat down on a table holding cards is a mystery, but i think its a fantastic story and for 2 minutes out your day i defo think its worth seeing this for a bit of Liverpool Ledgend
St. Andrew's Church
St. Andrew's Church
St. Andrew's Church
MacKenzie's Tomb
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