Croxteth Hall & Country Park
Muirhead Avenue East, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Croxteth Hall & Country Park Liverpool Reviews
Croxteth Hall + Country park Oct 13, 2008
I was brought up in this area , it used to be a private estate owned by Lord Sefton until about 1980.It is on the number 12 bus route from the city centre (from outside Lime St station) and about a 15-20 min ride .
Leading down from West Derby village , through green fields skirted by mostly deciduous woodland and with several ponds and copses .
There are 'stocks' in the village where petty criminals used to be chained and had stuff thrown at them .The village has declined somewhat over the years and now has pubs/booze shops a betting shop and several
estate agents , as well as a fish and chip shop .West Derby is probably older than Liverpool itself and was founded by the vikings and called wes derby .
The church St mary the Virgin ,at the top of the path at the village is where the late Bill Shanklys' funeral service was conducted .There is a largely unused stately building/hall (where lord sefton used to reside).
Croxteth park itself has a longish path/road leading thru it , about 1 mile long , across a road (croxteth hall lane ..locals call it crocky hall) , the hall has a smallish 'souvenir' shop , i beleive u can take a tour but dont know the cost.There is a kids play area next to it and a
rather shabby cafe.On the other side of the hall is a walled garden and further on down the park is a riding school .
Locals bring thier kids and dogs here , there is loads of open space .
links : http://www.mersey-gateway.org/server.php?show=ConWebDoc.1409
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