Southern Cemetery, Manchester is a large municipal cemetery in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Greater Manchester, England, three miles south of Manchester city centre: it was opened in 1879. (It was then in the Withington Local Board District and from 1894 to 1904 in Withington Urban District.)
The main area of the cemetery is located to the north of Barlow Moor Road and to the west of the A5103 Princess Road; a northwards extension is situated to the north of Nell Lane. Manchester City Council owns and administers the cemetery. There is a Jewish Cemetery in the northwest section, next to Barlow Moor Road and a Muslim section adjacent to it: the rest of the area of the cemetery is divided into plots for particular religious denominations, e.g., Anglicans, Roman Catholics, others. A war memorial stands here to commemorate Allied servicemen who died in the World Wars: many of them died in the two military hospitals in south Manchester (i.e. those at Grangethorpe Road, Fallowfield, and Nell Lane, West Didsbury).