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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-st-thomas-church-park-road-1853
Location: Liverpool

Category: churches

Address: St Thomas Church Park Lane, Centre-South, L.1 - 1853

  As described in "Smith's Strangers Guide to Liverpool" in the year 1843


situated near the bottom of Park-lane, was consecrated in 1750. The body of the church is rusticated, and the interior is lighted by two rows of windows, between which are Ionic pilasters. On these rest an entablature and empanelled parapet, with vases above each pilaster. The spire was originally 240 feet high, but 20 feet of it was blown down on the 15th March, 1797, which was afterwards rebuilt. In 1822, considerable danger was apprehended from its having become insecure and vibrating during violent gales. It was accordingly surveyed, and ordered to be taken down. A short but handsome tower, with a square rustic basement now occupies its place. From this basement, a little above the cornice, the tower becomes octagonal, and has eight large belfry windows with circular heads and ornaments, and it is finished by a dome and cross. The interior of the church is plain, and will accommodate 1188 persons. The chancel is of a circular form, richly panelled and ornamented by fluted Corinthian pilasters. The galleries rest on eight pedestals, from which proceed Corinthian columns, finished by an entablature which supports the roof. At the west end is an upper gallery for the organ, &c.

  REF: 4708

Liverpool, churches, liverpool-l8-princes-road-welsh-church-c1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: churches

Address: Princes Road Welsh Princes Road, Toxteth, L.8 - 1900

  Often referred to as the "Toxteth Cathedral" or the "Welsh Cathedral", this fine example of gothic architecture was commenced in 1865 and opened in March 1868.

It was designed by George and William Audsley who also designed the Princes Road Synagogue and St Margarets and at the time, because its steeple rose to a height of 200 feet (61m), it was the tallest building in Liverpool.

After the First World War the Welsh congregation declined to the point were it was no longer used by them and was sold to the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star who used it until the 1990s when it became vacant, vandalised and derelict.

Today (2013) the Merseyside Building Preservation Trust is hoping to bid for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to return it to its former glory.

  REF: 452

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