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    Here's a few pics of the oldest house in L9. It is the only house along the lane which has been kept to it's original design.
    The owner said that he thinks it started off as a doctors house for Fazakerley hospital patients.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZappathing View Post
    Here's a few pics of the oldest house in L9. It is the only house along the lane which has been kept to it's original design.
    The owner said that he thinks it started off as a doctors house for Fazakerley hospital patients.
    Hi Zap

    You could be right that it's the oldest house in L9 although 1874 does not seem very old compared to what I know about the age of Liverpool buildings....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZappathing View Post
    Here's a few pics of the oldest house in L9. It is the only house along the lane which has been kept to it's original design.
    The owner said that he thinks it started off as a doctors house for Fazakerley hospital patients.
    Zap; what part of L9 is it? Fazakerley, Walton, Sparrowhall way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partsky View Post
    Zap; what part of L9 is it? Fazakerley, Walton, Sparrowhall way?
    Fazakerley. Off Longmoor lane. On what is also supposed to be one of the oldest roads in Liverpool

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    Nice one Zap, good photos too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Zap

    You could be right that it's the oldest house in L9 although 1874 does not seem very old compared to what I know about the age of Liverpool buildings....

    Chris
    The old school house next to St Mary's, Walton is believed to date back to 1613.

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    Default Thomas Parr's House, Seel Street c.1799

    Thomas Parr's House [complete with warehouse in the yard behind], Seel Street c.1799

    According to James Stonehouse, writing in 1869 in The Streets of Liverpool: [Thomas] "Parr, used to boast that he had the handsomest house, wife, and horse, in Liverpool."

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    So there's no older houses in Fazakerley ? Are there any older ones in Aintree.
    How about "the oldest in Norris green" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZappathing View Post
    So there's no older houses in Fazakerley ? Are there any older ones in Aintree.
    How about "the oldest in Norris green" ?
    It's the oldest house in our road.

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    Well perserved... why do you think they" bricked up" the windows?



    Would like to see that old school house Johnny Robbo.. 1600's wow.. bet there are some spirits lurking in those places...

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    NL, there are lots of older houses around Liverpool with bricked up windows. There are some around Anfield where I live, will take a photie next time I'm out. Not sure what it was about, but used to hear the older generation tell us that it was to do with a window tax or something.
    Sounds pretty bizarre windows being taxed

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    NL, there are lots of older houses around Liverpool with bricked up windows. There are some around Anfield where I live, will take a photie next time I'm out. Not sure what it was about, but used to hear the older generation tell us that it was to do with a window tax or something.
    Sounds pretty bizarre windows being taxed
    It's utterly true and very strange.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_tax

    Childwall Abbey Pub gives an excellent example of this with the 4 'painted on' windows to the right.

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    Thanks for info Cad


    I just looked again ... painted on windows I never realised this before !! Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    "Parr, used to boast that he had the handsomest house, wife, and horse, in Liverpool."
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    Modest chap wasn't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortinian View Post
    Modest chap wasn't he?
    Sounds like he owned 'house, wife & horse' - lock, stock & barrel. At least he had the common decency to put his wife, before his horse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    Sounds like he owned 'house, wife & horse' - lock, stock & barrel. At least he had the common decency to put his wife, before his horse?
    Why would he do that...

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    I reckon my grandads house off Stalmine (Firdale) was pretty old, always felt ancient anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by underworld View Post
    I reckon my grandads house off Stalmine (Firdale) was pretty old, always felt ancient anyway!
    Your Grandad or his house?

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    I used to live in Grey Road, Liverpool 9, off Rice Lane, between Walton Hospital and Hornby Road where Walton Prison is. There were quite a few large old houses, some of which appeared pretty old. Walton Park and Grey Road particularly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    Childwall Abbey Pub gives an excellent example of this with the 4 'painted on' windows to the right.
    Presumably they did this in anticipation of a repeal of the tax, so they could just knock the panels through and install new windows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partsky View Post
    I used to live in Grey Road, Liverpool 9, off Rice Lane, between Walton Hospital and Hornby Road where Walton Prison is. There were quite a few large old houses, some of which appeared pretty old. Walton Park and Grey Road particularly
    Any date plaques Partsky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked lilac View Post
    Would like to see that old school house Johnny Robbo.. 1600's wow..
    Here it is, photo credit: Laurence Scales
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    What a lovely building. Thanks Johnny Robbo...

    It has been well perserved and to think it was built in the 1600's..applaus to the builders .. excellant work..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    It's utterly true and very strange.

    Childwall Abbey Pub gives an excellent example of this with the 4 'painted on' windows to the right.
    In some cases they inserted what looked like bricked up windows to break up a blank wall and give some symmetry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Partsky View Post
    I used to live in Grey Road, Liverpool 9, off Rice Lane, between Walton Hospital and Hornby Road where Walton Prison is. There were quite a few large old houses, some of which appeared pretty old. Walton Park and Grey Road particularly
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    Quote Originally Posted by naked lilac View Post
    What a lovely building. Thanks Johnny Robbo...

    It has been well perserved and to think it was built in the 1600's..applaus to the builders .. excellant work..
    Many more:
    Ancient Chapel Toxteth

    Birkenhead Priory 1150:




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    Nice one WW. Think that's the oldest church around aint it.

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    Amazing and much applaus to those builders of yesteryears... What great construction went into those structures, to still be standing.

    Without all the equipment like today, these stone massons and architects and labor...had it down right... ta Waterways.. nice..

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    I'm going to be a bit pedantic here, but you've made an common error.

    The first image doesn't actually show Birkenhead Priory. The ruins (and the tower) shown in the picture are that of St. Marys Church built by Thomas Rickman in 1821. The church was built alongside the ruins of the old priory and it's easy to get confused. It was partially demolished in 1975 leaving what you can see today.

    I'm not sure about the second image. It could be part of the medieval undercroft now used as a chapel but the sonework looks too good to be medieval, unless it was part of the recent restoration. It's been a while since I've visited the priory site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortinian View Post
    I'm going to be a bit pedantic here, but you've made an common error.

    The first image doesn't actually show Birkenhead Priory. The ruins (and the tower) shown in the picture are that of St. Marys Church built by Thomas Rickman in 1821. The church was built alongside the ruins of the old priory and it's easy to get confused. It was partially demolished in 1975 leaving what you can see today.

    I'm not sure about the second image. It could be part of the medieval undercroft now used as a chapel but the sonework looks too good to be medieval, unless it was part of the recent restoration. It's been a while since I've visited the priory site.
    I like it when your pedantic..LOL
    Oldest house in Fazakerley (maybe)....


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