||The Origin of Local
guide to the origin of place names in and around
||A History of Allerton
and Mossley Hill
comprehensive history of Allerton and Mossley
Hill, covering geological origins, prehistoric
inhabitants and their remains, the Romans,
Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, the Normans and the
subsequent Lords of the Manor, the early
landscape and byways, distinguished residents and
their properties, ecclesiastical institutions,
public parks, roads and railways, and connections
with the Beatles.
history and description of Liverpool's two
survey of the principal churches of the original
Liverpool parish built before about 1830. Many of
these were among the town's most beautiful
buildings, but changing demographics, demands of
commercial development and the bombing of World
War II have obliterated all but four of them.
||Old Churches near
article describes the surviving churches of the
Liverpool suburbs and the surrounding areas that
were constructed before 1800 or have significant
pre-1800 remains in the structure. Most of the
region's oldest buildings are churches and, if
you want a direct link to the distant past, where
better to find it?
||Grade I Listed
guide to all of the Grade I listed buildings of
Liverpool and the surrounding area. Liverpool
itself has the largest number of listed buildings
in the United Kingdom outside London.
||The Garden Suburb
Movement in Merseyside
overview of the most significant garden suburbs
of Merseyside, including estates for the wealthy,
workers' model villages associated with factories
and council initiatives.
||The Allerton Oak
about our famous ancient oak tree, the Allerton
Oak, from which this site took its name.
||Lost Rivers of
account of the lost rivers of Liverpool.
Uncovering these waterways provides a fascinating
insight into the landscape of the past. They were
historically important as sources of water and
power, drainage, district boundaries and, even
many years ago, recreation. Liverpool itself was
established at the mouth of one such river, The
Pool, where it entered the River Mersey.
||Old Roads and
Villages of Liverpool
study of the outlying roads and villages of
Liverpool as they appear on the Yates and Perry
map of 1768 and how they have survived into the
present conurbation. The old roads and their
boundary walls are seen to shape the modern
suburbs and many buildings and other structures
from before the 19th century survive into the
account of the existing and lost lighthouses of
Liverpool Bay in the Merseyside and Wirral areas.
Their history is irrevocably linked with storms,
wrecks and the hazardous coastline of rocks and
shifting banks, but also with prosperity and the
vibrancy of trade.
Merseyside and Wirral
account of the surviving traditional windmills in
the Merseyside and Wirral area. Their rarity and
oddity always make them an arresting feature of
survey of the Viking settlements on the Wirral
Peninsula and in south-west Lancashire and their
legacy in the region today.