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Welcome to our extensive gallery of old images of Liverpool. Mostly, they have been collected from our extensive library of old Liverpool books, all of which have been out of circulation for more than a 100 years.

In order to make these very rare Liverpool books availability for you today, we have meticulously and faithfully reproduced them in epub eBook format so you can see and purchase them for your own collection in our shop

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Liverpool, churches, liverpool-churches-l8-ancient-chapel-rear-park-road
Location: Liverpool

Category: churches

Address: Ancient Chapel of Toxteth Park Road, Dingle, L.8 - 1662

  view of the rear

  REF: 2853


Liverpool, churches, liverpool-churches-l8-ancient-chapel-cemetery-park-road
Location: Liverpool

Category: churches

Address: Ancient Chapel of Toxteth Park Road, Dingle, L.8 - 1662

  view of the cemetery

  REF: 2852


Liverpool, churches, liverpool-churches-l8-ancient-chapel-interior-park-road
Location: Liverpool

Category: churches

Address: Ancient Chapel of Toxteth Park Road, Dingle, L.8 - 1662

  An interior view

  REF: 2851


Liverpool, churches, liverpool-churches-l8-ancient-chapel-and-school-park-road-1840
Location: Liverpool

Category: churches

Address: Ancient Chapel of Toxteth Park Road, Dingle, L.8 - 1618

  In 1618 the local Puritan community erected the Toxteth Unitarian Chapel on the corner of today’s Park Road, Ullet Road and Dingle Lane. Since the 1830s it has been known as The Ancient Chapel of Toxteth.

The chapel’s first minister was a man by the name of Richard Mather who eventually emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts in North America. Mather’s son Increase Mather and grandson Cotton Mather later became known for their involvement in the infamous Salem Witch Trials of the 1690s. Increase Mather became the President of Harvard on June 27, 1692,

The 1st book published in America was the Bay Psalm Book named after the Massachusetts Bay Colony of Richard Mather who co-authored/translated it.

Prior to becoming a minister, Richard Mather was a school master, at the age of 16. One of the pupils at the school was Toxteth born astronomer and poet Jeremiah Horrox (sometimes spelt Horrocks). Jeremiah went on to predict the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun on the 24th of November 1639., an event which he and his friend William Crabtree were the only two people to observe and record. His treatise on the transit, 'Venus in sole visa', was almost lost to science due to his early death and the chaos brought about by the English civil war, but for this and his other work he has since been hailed as the father of British astronomy. Horrox’s body was laid to rest in the chapel in 1641; he died in his native Toxteth having returned to the area only one year previously. A plaque dedicated to his memory hangs on the chapel wall, each of its four corners decorated with a five pointed star.

Local legend has it that Oliver Cromwell’s troops camped in the Chapel's graveyard when they came to Liverpool during the Civil War.

And all this from a little corner of Dingle that no-one knows.

  REF: 2850


Liverpool, churches, liverpool-churches-l8-ancient-chapel-2-park-road
Location: Liverpool

Category: churches

Address: Ancient Chapel of Toxteth Park Road, Dingle, L.8 - 1662

  Probably the oldest building in Liverpool, having been occupied from the period of the act of uniformity in 1662

  REF: 2849



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