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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.

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Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-victoria-street-1907
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Post Office Victoria Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1907

 

  REF: 3515


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-town-1950
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Down Town , Centre-Town, L.1 - 1950

 

  REF: 3514


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-the-three-graces-2-2006
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: The Three Graces Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 2006

 

  REF: 3513


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-the-post-office-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Post Office Victoria Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

 

  REF: 3512


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-the-pier-head-2-1923
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1923

 

  REF: 3511


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-the-pier-head-1923
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1923

 

  REF: 3510


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-the-landing-stage-2-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Landing Stage Waterfront, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

 

  REF: 3509


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-the-landing-stage-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Landing Stage Waterfront, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

 

  REF: 3508


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-the-ladies-st-johns-lane-1934
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: The Ladies St Johns Lane, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1934

 

  REF: 3507


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-the-gents-st-johns-lane-1934
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: The Gents St Johns Lane, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1934

 

  REF: 3506


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-the docks-1928
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: A view of the docks Waterfront, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1928

 

  REF: 3505


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-technical-school-museum-library-c1910
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: The Technical School, Museum and Library William Brown Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1910

 

  REF: 3504


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-st-peters-church-church-street-1919
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: St Peters Church Church Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1919

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

situated in Church-street, is next in point of antiquity, and is supposed to be the first parish church erected in Lancashire after the Reformation. It was built by assessment in 1700, and was consecrated in 1704. The exterior is plain, of dark stone, and at the west end is a tower 108 feet high, the upper part of which is octangular, each angle being surmounted by a pinnacle in the shape of a candlestick. The clock is illuminated with gas, and there is in the tower a peal of ten bells. Each of the four portals, the designs of which were obtained from London, is of a different style of architecture.

The interior of the church is plain, and has the appearance of considerable antiquity ; the galleries being supported on oak pedestals, richly carved, on each of which rests a slender column supporting the roof. Behind the altar is a piece of elaborate carving in brown oak ; and over it, in the altar window, a representation of St. Peter. At the west end is an upper gallery, the centre of which is occupied by the organ, and the side parts are appropriated to the children of the Blue Coat Hospital.

The principal monuments are, one at the south side of the church, in memory of Foster Cunliffe, Esq., who died in 1758; and another at the east end of the church, marked by costliness rather than beauty, in memory of William Lawley, Esq. The church is 86 feet 9 inches long, and 67 feet 2 inches wide, and will accommodate 1,287 persons.

  REF: 3503


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-st-lukes-church-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: St Lukes Church Berry Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1843

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

at the corner of Berry-street and Leigh-street, forms a prominent object from the whole length of Bold-street. The foundation stone was laid in April, 1811, but owing to a variety of unavoidable circumstances it was not opened till 1831. The sum of 44,110 was expended by the corporation on its erection, from the design of John Foster, Esq. It is a beautiful specimen of the Gothic style of the fourteenth century, constructed entirely of white stone ; and a considerable amount of ornament, both internally and externally, has been successfully introduced.

The tower, which is at the west end, is 137 feet high, and has octagonal turrets at the angles, perforated by pointed loop-holes, with rich labels, and finished with embrasures. The beautiful proportions of the lofty windows add greatly to the appearance of the tower. The sides of the building are supported by buttresses, finished with pinnacles, and the windows between them are of three compartments, with tracery heads. The cornice is surmounted by moulded embrasures. The east window in the chancel has a pleasing appearance, and harmonises well with the richness of the panelling, the octagonal-headed turrets, and the open quatrefoil blocking at this end of the building.

The interior is finished in a manner corresponding with the exterior of the edifice. There are no side galleries, and only a small one at the west end for the organ and choir. The ceiling is richly panelled in the centre, and groined at the sides, the intersections being filled up with foliage, drops, and open bosses. The ceiling of the chancel is also groined and divided from the body of the church by a bold arch. This church will accommodate about 2,000 persons in the area, including the chancel. The windows are ornamented with stained glass, and contain the armorial bearings of each member of the old corporation. The west entrances are approached by a broad flight of stone steps, and the church-yard is enclosed by handsome iron railings, with lofty pinnacled piers.

It was bombed during WWII and although the walls survived, the interior was destroyed.

  REF: 3502


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-st-johns-market-1909
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: St Johns Market , Centre-Town, L.1 - 1909

 

  REF: 3501


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-st-johns-lane-1947
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: St Johns Lane, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1947

 

  REF: 3500


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-st-johns-gardens-view-2-1950
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: St Johns Gardens William Brown Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1950

 

  REF: 3499


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-st-johns-gardens-2006
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: St Johns Gardens St Johns Lane, Centre-Town, L.1 - 2006

 

  REF: 3498


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-st-johns-beacon-2006
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: St Johns Beacon St Johns Precinct, Centre-Town, L.1 - 2006

 

  REF: 3497


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-st-james-cemetery-1836
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: St James Cemetery St James Mount, Centre-South, L.1 - 1836

 

  REF: 3496


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-st-georges-hall-great hall-2006
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: St Georges Hall Interior, The Great Hall Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 2006

 

  REF: 3495


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-st-georges-hall-1835
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: St Georges Hall Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1835

  As described in "Bygone Liverpool" in the year 1913

ON the Coronation day of Queen Victoria, June 28, 1838, the foundation stone of the building was laid by Mr. William Rathbone, the Mayor. The design was altered during the progress of the building, and in October 1851, the hall was still in an incomplete state when visited by the Queen and the Prince Consort.

The hall was opened September 18, 1854, by the Mayor, Mr. John Buck Lloyd, and the Town Council. The architect was Harvey Lonsdale Elmes, whose design was accepted in open competition. He died in the year 1847, and the work was finished, including much original decorative detail, by C. R. Cockerell.

Although this image is dated 1835, which was before the hall was built, it was probably painted from the architects drawings which was common practice in those days.

  REF: 3494


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-st-georges-crescent-and-lord-street-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: St Georges Crescent Lord Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

  As described in "Bygone Liverpool" in the year 1913

ON November 2, 1825, just forty years after the date of the first Improvement Act of 1785, the Council resolved to apply for an Act for opening and widening Lord Street, Castle Ditch, Pool Lane, and other places, where the houses were old and had become dilapidated, whilst the streets were very narrow and unsuitable for the growing commerce and population of the town. The Act having been obtained, the houses of the Castle Ditch, opposite to St. George's Church, were demolished, and the building of St. George's Crescent was commenced in May of 1827.

The appearance of the town was greatly improved by the erection of these handsome buildings, and the great improvement will be noticed by referring to Plate xliii. These very necessary improvements cost the town the large sum of 170,000. But it was money well spent, and a writer of the period says, " We congratulate the Town and Corporation of Liverpool on the happy issue of their recent exertions for its improvement, which have invested it with a grandeur and magnificence that will enable it to contest the palm of enterprise with the Metropolis itself."

  REF: 3493


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-sessions-house-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

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

 

  REF: 3492


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-salthouse-dock-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Salthouse Dock Waterfront, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

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

The filling up of the Pool removed another and still more noteworthy landmark of mediaeval Liverpool : a geographical feature which had caused the first origins of the town. Had it been maintained and walled in, it would greatly have added to the town's picturesqueness ; but it would not be fair on this account to fall short in respect to the townsmen whose spirited enterprise at once turned Liverpool into the best and safest port in the kingdom, and gave it an immense impetus on its career. So valuable did the dock prove to be that it was immediately added to by the creation of a tidal basin or ' dry dock,' to the north of it ; while in 1734 a new dock to the south was begun, which (not being built in a natural inlet) took nineteen years to build. Primarily intended for the Cheshire salt-trade, it stood beside a great saltworks which had for some time existed on the waste ground south of the Pool, and thus obtained the name of the Salthouse dock.

  REF: 3491


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-sailors-home-interior1969
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Sailors Home Interior Hanover Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1969

 

  REF: 3490


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-sailors-home-1850
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

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

  As described in "Bygone Liverpool" in the year 1913

The foundation stone of the Sailors' Home was laid by Prince Albert on July 31, 1846. The home was built at the instigation of James Aikin, its first chairman, and his efforts were ably seconded by a number of Liverpool gentlemen, prompted by a desire "to improve the conditions of life of British seamen, and to arrest them from corrupting influences."

  REF: 3489


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-rushworths-islington-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Rushworth & Sons Islington, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

 

  REF: 3488


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-royal-liver-building-2-2006
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Royal Liver Building Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 2006

 

  REF: 3487


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-royal-court-theatre-great-charlotte-street
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Royal Court Theatre Great Charlotte Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1950

 

  REF: 3486


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-pier-head-tram-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: The Tram Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

  Tea break time with the Kardomah tram

  REF: 3485


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-pier-head-overhead-railway-station-1910
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Overhead Railway Station Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1910

 

  REF: 3484


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-pier-head-landing-stage-1950
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Landing Stage Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1950

 

  REF: 3483


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-pier-head-floating-bridge-2-1910
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Floating Bridge Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1910

 

  REF: 3482


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-pier-head-fire-station-1950
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Pier Head Fire Station Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1950

 

  REF: 3481


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-pier-head-baths-1906
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Pier Head Baths Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1906

 

  REF: 3480


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-pier-head-and-landing-stage-1949
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Landing Stage Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1949

 

  REF: 3479


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-pier-head
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

 

  REF: 3478


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-pier-head-2-1907
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

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

 

  REF: 3477


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-pier-head-1901
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1901

 

  REF: 3476


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-philharmonic-hall-hope-street-1947
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Philharmonic Hall Hope Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1947

 

  REF: 3475


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-overhead-railway-pier-head-2-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Overhead Railway Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1900

 

  REF: 3473


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-old-haymarket-1950
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Old Haymarket, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1950

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

This creek was the Liverpool Pool, which until the eighteenth century (when the earliest dock was made out of its mouth) formed the dominant feature of Liverpool geography, and was probably the cause of the creation of a little town here. The Pool left the river where the Custom-house now stands (now Liverpool One), and its course is marked by the line of Paradise Street, Whitechapel, and the Old Haymarket. To the south and east of it, where Lime Street, Church Street, Bold Street are to-day, the ground lay waste as far as the boundary of the neighbouring township of Toxteth, marked by the line of Parliament Street. To the north and west of the Pool lay the handful of mud hovels which formed the berewick of Liverpool. They probably lay somewhere about the site of the Town Hall.

  REF: 3472


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-mechanics-institution-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Mechanics Institution Mount Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1843

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

This is the most flourishing establishment of the kind in the kingdom, and is conducted in a manner eminently calculated to benefit all classes of the community. The building is in Mount-street, and has a massive stone front with a projecting portico, consisting of a cornice supported on four Ionic columns, erected from the plans of Mr. A. H. Holme, at an expense of upwards of 11,000, exclusive of 3000, the amount required to repair the damage sustained by fire immediately prior to its opening in 1837, and the cost of erecting the two wings, which have been recently added.

  REF: 3471


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-mann-island-1891
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Mann Island, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1891

 

  REF: 3470


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-liverpool-festival-fireworks-1959
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Fireworks Festival Waterfront, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1959

 

  REF: 3469


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-liverpool-canal-2006
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Liverpool Canal , Centre-Town, L.1 - 2006

 

  REF: 3468


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-lime-street-2006
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 2006

 

  REF: 3467


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-lime-street-station-elephants-1959
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Billy Smart's Circus Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1959

 

  REF: 3466


Liverpool, landmarks, liverpool-landmarks-l1-lime-street-2-1950
Location: Liverpool

Category: landmarks

Address: Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1950

 

  REF: 3465



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