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Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-castle-c1600s
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Castle Castle Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1600

 

  REF: 4031


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-castle-2-1237
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Castle Castle Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1237

 

  REF: 4030


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-castle-1237
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Castle Castle Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1237

 

  REF: 4029


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-castle-c1237
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Castle Castle Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1237

  As described in "Bygone Liverpool" in the year 1913

THE Castle occupied the summit of a considerable eminence commanding the entrance to the Pool - Liverpool's harbour. It was probably built between the years 1232 and 1237 by the first William de Ferrers, and with its protective ditches or moat filled the space approximately now bounded on the north by Derby Square ; on the south by a line drawn from Redcross Street across South Castle Street ; on the east by St. George's Crescent ; and on the west by Preeson's Row. The Queen Victoria Memorial now stands almost in the centre of the land occupied by the Castle. The main entrance to the Castle faced Castle Street, not directly, but obliquely towards Harrington Street ; and on the east side was the Castle orchard, through which a footpath, now represented by Lord Street, led to the ferry over the Pool, somewhere near the present junction of Lord Street with Church Street.

Liverpool suffered three sieges during the Civil War, the last one being in 1644. Mr. W. Fergusson Irvine, in his introduction to Sir Edward Moore's "Liverpool in King Charles the Second's Time," referring to Moore's experiences of that siege, says : " He was only a boy when, in Whitsuntide of 1644, Prince Rupert carried the old town by assault ; and, as Moore himself tells us, for many hours put all to the sword, giving no quarter. He may even have watched with terrified interest from the windows of the Old Hall, as in the quiet grey of the early morning the desperate fight surged past the gateway, and may have seen the well-known forms of his father's tenants go down before the victorious Royalists, as they swept all opposition before them, and rolled the battle down High Street to the gates of the old Castle itself."

After the Civil War the townsmen were anxious that the Castle should be dismantled, and they succeeded in getting a Parliamentary order for carrying out their wishes. But the order was never carried out, and it was only in the year 1704, when the Castle had fallen into a very dilapidated state, and was inhabited by tenants over whom the Town Council had no jurisdiction, that power to demolish the building altogether was obtained, and was carried into effect between the years 1709 and 1720, the last piece of an outer wall disappearing in the year 1725.

Several contemporary plans of the Castle are known, and after a careful examination of these, together with much documentary evidence bearing on the subject, the late Mr. Cox made this drawing.

  REF: 4028


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-blacklers-store-elliot-street-c1920
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Blacklers Elliot Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1920

 

  REF: 4027


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-adelphi-bank-north-john-street-c1800
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Adelphi Bank North John Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1800

 

  REF: 4026


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-workhouse-college-lane-hanover-street-1732
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Workhouse College Lane, Hanover Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1732

  As described in "A History of Liverpool" in the year 1907

The oldest of Liverpool charities owe their existence to this period. In 1731 the first workhouse was erected at the corner of College Lane and Hanover Street ; the object of its erection was declared to be ' to employ the poor .... and thereby to ease the inhabitants of the great burthen the poor are at present ' ; a motive in which not much humanity is perceptible.

And not much has changed now that soup kitchens have returned.

  REF: 4025


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-wolstenholme-square-1902
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Wolstenholme Square, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1902

 

  REF: 4024


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-william-brown-street-john-clynn-1910
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: William Brown Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1910

 

  REF: 4023


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-william-brown-street-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: William Brown Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

 

  REF: 4022


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-william-brown-street-walker-art-gallery-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

 

  REF: 4021


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-william-brown-street-library-and-museum-1860
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Free Library and Museum William Brown Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1860

 

  REF: 4020


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-whitechapel-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Whitechapel, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1843

 

  REF: 4019


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-whitechapel-1832
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Whitechapel, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1832

  As described in "Bygone Liverpool" in the year 1913

WHITECHAPEL is built over a portion of the bed of the Pool, and at one time received the drainage of the fields which lay to the east of it, including, of course, the stream which flowed from the Moss Lake, which was a bog occupying most of the district between the modern Hope Street on the west, Brownlow Hill Workhouse and part of Paddington on the north. Crown Street and Kimberley Street on the east, and Croxteth Road and South Street on the south. Of this stream of water Edward Moore observes : "Therefore I hope the town will never lose the advantage of the water coming that way, for if they do, all they are worth cannot procure a stream to cleanse this Pool, as above said."

Small wonder that Whitechapel was at one period called Frog Lane, for there would be ample accommodation for the frogs on the marshy ground on either side of the Pool which ran along its entire length ; and in the map published by R. Williamson in 1766, and in Perry's map, 1769, it is designated "Frog Lane." John Eyes' plan of 1765 spells it " Frogg Lane."

Boats are said to have been built in Whitechapel on the banks of the Pool, and in the "Annals of Liverpool" for 1663 there is a note stating " ordered that no more boats be built in Whitechapel " ; but on consulting the Town Records of that date no such order is recorded, and it seems improbable that it ever was made, for the name Frog Lane appears constantly in plans and documents, and was not altered to Whitechapel until a much later date. In the Directory of 1781 it assumes the name of Whitechapel.

  REF: 4018


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-wellington-monument-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Wellington Monument Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

 

  REF: 4017


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-waterloo-dock-1915
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: A Sail Barge Waterloo Docks, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1915

 

  REF: 4016


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-waterloo-warehouses-1896
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Warehouses Waterloo Docks, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1896

 

  REF: 4015


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-waterloo-dock-1890
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Waterloo Docks, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1890

 

  REF: 4014


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-waterloo-docks-c1800
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Waterloo Docks, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1800

 

  REF: 4013


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-waterfront-c1925
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Waterfront Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1925

 

  REF: 4012


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-waterfront-c1920s
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Waterfront Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1920

 

  REF: 4011


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-waterfront-1912
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Waterfront Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1912

 

  REF: 4010


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-waterfront-john-atkinson-grimshaw-c1880
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Waterfront , Centre-Town, L.1 - 1880

  A painting by John Atkinson Grimshaw.

  REF: 4009


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-waterfront-1850
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Waterfront Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1850

 

  REF: 4008


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-water-cart-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Water Cart , Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

 

  REF: 4007


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-wartime-city-centre-c1940
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Wartime Damage , Centre-Town, L.1 - 1940

 

  REF: 4006


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-war-memorial-st-johns-gardens-1906
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The War Memorial, St John's Gardens St Johns Lane, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1906

 

  REF: 4005


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-walker-art-gallery-1877
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1877

 

  REF: 4004


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-walker-art-gallery-1874
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1874

 

  REF: 4003


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-view-on-the-mersey-c1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: View on the Mersey Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

 

  REF: 4002


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-view-1808
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: A View Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1808

 

  REF: 4001


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-unveiling-the-wellington-monument-1863
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Wellington Monument William Brown Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1863

 

  REF: 4000


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-thomas-street-2-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Thomas Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1843

 

  REF: 3999


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-thomas-street-1-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Thomas Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1843

 

  REF: 3998


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-wishing-gate-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Wishing Gate Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1843

 

  REF: 3997


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-wishing-gate-1797
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Wishing Gate Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1797

  The Wishing Gate was a popular area for picnics and bathing in the sea. It was situated just north of St Nicholas Church.

  REF: 3996


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-william-brown-street-library-1860
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Free Library William Brown Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1860

 

  REF: 3995


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-waterloo-column-and-commutation-row-1895
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Waterloo Column Commutation Row, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1895

  The foundation stone was laid on 1 May 1861 and completed towards the end of 1865. The foundations of the monument are in Runcorn sandstone, the pedestal is in granite, and the column itself is in Darley Dale stone. The overall height of the monument is 132 feet (40.2 m), the column being 81 feet (24.7 m) high and the statue 25 feet (7.6 m) high. It stands on a stepped base with a square pedestal. On each side of the pedestal is a bronze plaque; at the corners are bronze eagles joined by swags along the sides. Standing on the pedestal is a Roman Doric fluted column. Within the column are 169 steps leading up to a viewing platform. On top of the column is a cylinder surmounted by a cupola on which the bronze statue of the Duke stands. The statue is made from the melted-down bronze from cannons captured at the Battle of Waterloo. The Duke holds a scroll in his right hand, and his left hand rest on the hilt of his sword.

  REF: 3994


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-telegraph-tower-c1800
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Telegraph Tower Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1800

 

  REF: 3992


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-steam-ferry-cheshire-1863
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Steam Ferry Cheshire Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1863

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

The number of steam ships belonging to Liverpool is rapidly increasing, and she can already boast of some of the finest specimens of this description of naval architecture frequenting the Mersey.

  REF: 3991


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-scotch-chapel-united-presbyterian-oldham-street-1839
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Scotch Chapel Oldham Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1839

 

  REF: 3990


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-sailors-home-3-c1800
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Sailors Home Canning Place, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1850

 

  REF: 3989


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-sailors-home-c1800
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Sailors Home Paradise Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1850

 

  REF: 3988


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-royal-liver-buildings-1955
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Royal Liver Building Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1955

 

  REF: 3987


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-revenue-buildings-c1800
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Revenue Buildings Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1839

 

  REF: 3986


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-philharmonic-hall-interior-1849
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Philharmonic Hall Interior Hope Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1849

 

  REF: 3985


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-philharmonic-hall-1849
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1849

 

  REF: 3984


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-overhead-railway-2-1895
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1895

 

  REF: 3983


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-overhead-railway-1895
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1895

 

  REF: 3982


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-new-dock-board-offices-c1907
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Dock Board Offices Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1907

 

  REF: 3981



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