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Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-liverpool-from-the-mersey-3-1831
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Liverpool from the Mersey Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1831

 

  REF: 3827


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-liverpool-from-the-mersey-1831
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Liverpool from the Mersey Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1831

 

  REF: 3826


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-liverpool-dock-offices-1914
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Dock Board Offices Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1914

 

  REF: 3825


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-liverpool-and-the-mersey-1842
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1842

 

  REF: 3824


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-liverpool manchester railway-1830
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Liverpool - Manchester railway , Centre-Town, L.1 - 1830

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

The first meeting held for the proposal of establishing the railroad, was on 20th May, 1824, and on the 29th October following, the first prospectus of the undertaking was issued. In passing through parliament, the bill met with strenuous opposition from the proprietors of the various canals, and from local landowners, and it was ultimately lost in June, 1825. The application to parliament was afterwards renewed, and it was carried, on 26th April, 1826, after upwards of 70,000 had been expended in parliamentary proceedings. The work now commenced with spirit, under the superintendence of Mr. Stephenson, Engineer, and in Sept. 1826, the first shaft of the tunnel was opened.

In 1829, a trial of the respective merits of several new locomotive engines was made, when Mr. Stephenson's engine, the Rocket, was declared the winner. On the 1st of January, 1830, a line of rails was completed over the much-dreaded Chat-moss, and on the 15th September, the same year, this magnificent work of art was opened the entire distance from Liverpool to Manchester, with all the pomp and splendour, which titled visiters and wealth were able to display. A deep gloom was thrown over the proceedings of that eventful day, by the melancholy accident which deprived the Right Hon. Wm. Huskisson, Esq., M.P. for Liverpool, of life. The circumstances are too well known to require detail. He was publicly interred in St. James' cemetery, and a splendid mausoleum was erected to his memory, as formerly noticed. A marble slab at Parkside, marks the spot where the melancholy accident took place.

According to the statement of Mr. Pemberton, the original cost of construction of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway was 1,089,818 17s. 7d.

  REF: 3823


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-liverpool-1845
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1845

 

  REF: 3822


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

Category: history

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

 

  REF: 3821


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

Category: history

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

 

  REF: 3820


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-liverpool-1780
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1780

 

  REF: 3819


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-liverpool-1770
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1770

 

  REF: 3818


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-liverpool-1760
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1760

  St Nicholas Church in the centre and the tower on the right.

  REF: 3817


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-liverpool-1725
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1725

 

  REF: 3816


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-liverpool-1715
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1715

 

  REF: 3815


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-liverpool-1680
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Liverpool, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1680

  On the left of this view is St Nicholas Church. In the centre is the tower with a view directly up Water Street and on the right is the castle.

  REF: 3814


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lime-street-station-1905
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Lime Street Station Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1905

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

The Railway Station is situated in Lime-street, and occupies the whole of the space between Gloucester-street and Lord Nelson-street. The front elevation is a facade of white freestone, 330 feet in length, with thirty-six three-quarter Corinthian columns, supporting a suitable entablature. The ornaments are chaste and expressive, and relieve the heaviness which would otherwise characterize so extensive a range of building. The entrance is formed by two large archways, and two other blank doorways are added for the sake of uniformity. Smaller doors form the entrance to the booking and parcel offices. The total expense of this elegant erection was 7000, 2000 of which was handsomely granted by the Corporation; and it was built from the design of John Foster, Esq.

Behind the facade is a suite of spacious offices, occupied by the Liverpool and Manchester, Grand Junction, North Union, and other railway companies. On entering the area, the feeling with which the spectator is impressed, is that of the strength, durability, completeness, aptitude and simplicity, of almost every thing he sees ; and the order and regularity preserved, strongly displays the importance of method in such an establishment. The roof of the area is 70 feet in span, supported on massive beams and columns of iron, and lighted by numerous sky lights. From this point passengers are conveyed through a tunnel 2,230 yards in length, 25 feet in width, and 17 feet in height, which terminates a little above Edge-hill. At the Edge-hill station are two powerful steam-engines which draw the train, by means of an endless rope, up the tunnel from Lime-street; the carriages going down the declivity to Lime-street without any assistance. This tunnel, which is for passengers only, was opened in 1836.

  REF: 3813


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lime-street-1930
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1930

 

  REF: 3812


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lime-street-1910
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1910

 

  REF: 3811


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lime-street-1907
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1907

 

  REF: 3810


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lime-street-and-the-north-western-hotel-1907
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The North Western Hotel Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1907

 

  REF: 3809


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lime-street-1906
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1906

 

  REF: 3808


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lime-street-1905
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Empire Theatre Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1905

 

  REF: 3807


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lime-street-and-st-georges-hall-1895
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: St George's Hall Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1895

 

  REF: 3806


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lime-street-1870
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1870

 

  REF: 3805


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lime-street-1857
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1857

 

  REF: 3804


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lime-street-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

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

 

  REF: 3803


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lime-street-chapel-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Chapel Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1843

 

  REF: 3802


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lewiss-ranelagh-street-2
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Lewis's Ranelagh Street, Centre-Town, L.1 -

 

  REF: 3801


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lewiss-ranelagh-street
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Lewis's Ranelagh Street, Centre-Town, L.1 -

 

  REF: 3800


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-last-tram-1957
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Last Tram Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1957

 

  REF: 3798


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-landing-stage-1908
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Landing Stage Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1908

 

  REF: 3797


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-landing-stage-1907
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Landing Stage Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1907

 

  REF: 3796


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-kings-dock-drawing-1847
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Kings Dock, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1847

 

  REF: 3795


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-infirmary-and-alms-houses-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Infirmary and Alms Houses Lime Street, Shaw Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1843

  On the site that is now occupied by St George's Hall and William Brown Street.

  REF: 3794


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-hope-street-st-james-cemetery-1829
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: St James' Cemetery Hope Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1829

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

ST. JAMES' CEMETERY

is situated between Upper Parliament-street, and Duke-street, along the lower side of Hope-street. It contains 44,000 square yards of ground, which was originally a stone quarry, but was converted into a cemetery, and consecrated on 12th January, 1829. The land was given for the purpose by the Corporation, and the sum of 20,000 was raised by subscription to carry into effect the designs of a committee of management. It has the appearance of a narrow dell, the west side of which is covered with rich foliage, and the east side is arranged in inclined planes or terraces, cut from the solid rock, which, being without wood, have a very bare appearance The catacombs or vaults, 105 in number, are hewn from the rock, and are entered from these terraces. The lower part of the cemetery is studded with graves tastefully arranged; and it is ornamented with serpentine walks, and shrubberies filling up the remainder ; causing this mournful habitation of the King of terrors to have little of the gloominess which generally characterizes the abodes of the dead.

The oratory is placed on the edge of a perpendicular rock, at the north west corner, and is reached from the lower part of the cemetery by a small tunnel cut through the rock, leading to the platform on which the chapel is situated. It is a fine specimen of the Grecian Doric architecture, and is a perfect model of a Greek Hypaethral temple. It has a portico at each end, consisting of a pediment supported by six fluted columns, and is lighted from the roof. The floor of the interior is of mosaic work, and there are several well-executed busts ranged round the building. Near the oratory, enclosed by a shrubbery, is the clergyman's house.

  REF: 3793


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-hope-street-philharmonic-hall-1854
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1854

 

  REF: 3792


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-hope-street-philharmonic-hall-1850
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1850

  alongside the Unitarian Church.

  REF: 3791


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-history-volunteer-games-1862
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Liverpool Olympic Festival Mount Vernon, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1862

  Widely held to be the blueprint and forerunner of the modern olympics, the events included the 120 yards, 300 yards, 11/2 miles races, the four miles walk, the pole leap, the high jump and the disc throw.

  REF: 3790


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-history-the-frozen-mersey-1895
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Frozen Mersey , Centre-Town, L.1 - 1895

  The severe winter of 1894-5 saw the Mersey freeze over and by the end of February it was recorded as being frozen from shore to shore and possible to walk from Liverpool to Birkenhead.

  REF: 3789


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-hanover-street-the-sailors-home-1880
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Sailors Home Hanover Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1880

 

  REF: 3788


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-great-charlotte-street-st-johns-market-interior-1831
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: St John's Market, Interior Great Charlotte Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1831

 

  REF: 3787


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-great-charlotte-street-st-johns-market-1831
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: St John's Market Great Charlotte Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1831

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

ST. JOHNS MARKET.

This extensive building is situated in Great Charlotte-street, near Clayton and Williamson Squares, and was erected from the designs of Mr. Foster, in 1822. It is built of brick, and is 183 yards long, and 45 yards wide, enclosing an area of 8235 square yards. The roof is light and in five ranges, with side lights, supported on 116 slender cast-iron pillars twenty-five feet high, and the building is divided into five avenues, extending the entire length. It is lighted by 136 windows, and has numerous entrances. The walls are lined by shops, and the sides of the different avenues are occupied by stalls, on which are offered for sale provisions of every description. The total number of shops, stalls, and standings, amounts to 669, which, in 1840-41, realized the sum of 5,344 to the corporation as rent. Below the south-west end of the building are a number of store cellars. On entering this market the stranger cannot fail to be astonished at the magnitude and lightness of this extensive building ; and at night, when lighted by gas, it presents a brilliant appearance. It is closed at eight o'clock every evening, except Wednesdays and Saturdays, when it is open till ten.

  REF: 3786


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-great-charlotte-street-the-royal-amphitheatre-1826
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Royal Amphitheatre Great Charlotte Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1826

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

THE AMPHITHEATRE,

is the largest building of this description, and is open during the winter months for the performance of equestrian feats, pantomines, &c. The building, including the circle, which is very commodious, has frequently contained nearly 5000 persons, when assembled at a public meeting. It is situated in Great Charlotte-street, opposite St John's Market.

  REF: 3785


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-goree-buildings-1830
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Goree Warehouses Georges Dock, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1830

 

  REF: 3784


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-goree-warehouse-and-georges-dock-1829
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Goree Warehouses Georges Dock, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1829

 

  REF: 3783


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-gladstones-birthplace-rodney-street-c1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Gladstone's Birthplace Rodney Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

 

  REF: 3782


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-georges-parade-new-baths-1836
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Corporation Baths Georges Parade, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1836

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

THE CORPORATION BATHS

were erected from Mr. Foster's designs at an expense of 30,763. They are situated between George's Dock and the river; are 239 feet in length, and 87 feet wide. The centre part of the principal elevation projects, and on each side is a colonnade, formed by coupled columns, eighty-six feet in length, and eight feet wide. The gentlemen's baths are at the north end. The principal bath is forty-five feet long by twenty-seven feet wide, provided with numerous comfortable dressing-rooms. Private tepid, vapour, and shower-baths, are adjoining. The ladies' baths are similarly arranged, at the south end of the building. The water is received from the river, and filtered till it is perfectly free from impurities, and a fresh supply is constantly flowing into the baths. The charges are very moderate.

  REF: 3781


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-georges-dock-1907
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Georges Dock, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1907

  Showing the Overhead Railway and the space waiting for the Liver Building

  REF: 3780


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

Category: history

Address: Georges Dock, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1890

 

  REF: 3779


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-georges-dock-1871
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Georges Dock, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1871

 

  REF: 3778


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-georges-landing-stage-goree-warehouses-1870
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Goree Warehouses Georges Dock, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1870

 

  REF: 3777



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