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    Hi all
    This is my first proper post so be gentle!

    I was going down by Grafton St/Sefton St today and I have been thinking for a few weeks, there are alot of little side streets down there, some blocked off. E.g Crow Street.


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    I took 2 pics but they are a bit dark, so sorry about that.

    Perry Street(1) and Crow St (2) the railings one.

    I wondered if anyone else knew of any such streets?
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    Hi Daisychains

    Welcome to the Forum

    A few streets off Kensington like that.

    This is where my family lived off Scotland Road.



    Kew Street. i was made up when i saw it in the A-Z. legged it up there only to find it like that

    Still the cobbles are still there
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    Daisy, great idea for a thread
    I know there's a few off West Derby Road near Phredd's end.

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    Default Plevna St off Dingle Mount Liverpool 8

    Excellent idea for a thread. Plevna St has always interested me. It was a short blind ended street off Dingle Mount. It's still there but now used as the entrance to the Liverpool City Mission Church on Dingle Mount. It still has its original rough cobbled surface. See

    http://www.toxteth.net/maps/liverpool/lpool6d.htm

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    http://www.toxteth.net/places/liverp...le%20mount.htm

    Plevna St is named after a Balkan City whose fall led the Turks to call for an armistice in the Russian Turkish war of the 1870s ( source Steve Horton: Street Names of the City of Liverpool)
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    Part of one of the stubs of Northbrook Street left where it intersects with Granby Street, L8. Northbrook Street used to run from Kingsley Road through to Princes Avenue (where there's also a similar stub of it still remaining).

    And here it is in an old A-Z:



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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Excellent idea for a thread. Plevna St has always interested me. It was a short blind ended street off Dingle Mount. It's still there but now used as the entrance to the Liverpool City Mission Church on Dingle Mount. It still has its original rough cobbled surface. See

    http://www.toxteth.net/maps/liverpool/lpool6d.htm

    and

    http://www.toxteth.net/places/liverp...le%20mount.htm

    Plevna St is named after a Balkan City whose fall led the Turks to call for an armistice in the Russian Turkish war of the 1870s ( source Steve Horton: Street Names of the City of Liverpool)

    Bosnia, Plevna and Balkan Streets were originally intended to go right across that block and houses at either end of Plevna and Balkan Streets were built (before 1889), but two schools were then built (shown on that 1905 map). One was replaced by the Matthew Arnold School in 1908, so the rest of the houses were never built.
    This is from the Ordnance Survey map of 1953.
    Note the house numbers.
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    Before the Paradise Project got under way, I didn't realise South John Street went beyond the bus station, it never occurred to me that the tatty road between the Moat House and Chavasse Park was part of it.

    Things are different now of course!

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    Default Dingle Mount Church Army Hostel

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    Bosnia, Plevna and Balkan Streets were originally intended to go right across that block and houses at either end of Plevna and Balkan Streets were built (before 1889), but two schools were then built (shown on that 1905 map). One was replaced by the Matthew Arnold School in 1908, so the rest of the houses were never built.
    This is from the Ordnance Survey map of 1953.
    Note the house numbers.
    Thanks for the extra info Phil. I was interested to see the large property known as the Church Army Hostel on Dingle Mount. This site is now occupied by Higson's Court, a housing development for both families and elderly people. The last family to occupy the building before it went over to institutional use was one Harmood Banner, the well known 19th C Liverpool accountant. He died in the mid 1860s and by 1871 the building was used as an epileptic hospital. See:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmood_Banner
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    Our street has been told it will be closed off until 12 pm today

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    little April Fools humour gnomie?

    Brilliant info so far everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyChains View Post
    little April Fools humour gnomie?

    Brilliant info so far everyone



    Have you seen how many of the roads are listed in the A-Z street map?
    Like me with the Genealogy study i bet its a shock when people go looking for their ancestors roads and find them blocked off. mind you its still nice to know thats where they where.

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    Default Upper Beau St off Fox St Everton

    Upper Beau St Everton was once quite a long street. Now only a short length still exists. Photos taken a few years ago. the area may have slightly changed since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Upper Beau St Everton was once quite a long street. Now only a short length still exists. Photos taken a few years ago. the area may have slightly changed since then.
    A bit of Beau Street still exists according to my AA Street by Street guide.
    The Haymarket Music Hall used to be there.
    It later became a cinema but closed about 1915.
    I tried to find the spot but found it was covered by Wallworks car showroom.

    Kew Street, mentioned earlier, went from Scotland Road to Great Homer Street where it was the site of the Homer cinema.

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    Cheers for the info on Kew street Philip

    My dad said there was a cimema at the end of the road, i never knew its name.

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    On a walkabout today saw this one over the road from the Olympic on Derby road. Dunkeld Street


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    Nice pic

    Its wierd to think that once that was a busy road with people living their lives. but its nice to see it still marked even if the houses are gone.

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    Default Ruby St Dingle Toxteth

    Ruby St, Dingle has been truncated to a short length of road alongside the pub. There is a new Ruby Street around the corner. The original Ruby St along with parallel Emerald st and Nestor St have been demolished and the land converted into parkland and a children's play area.
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    There are several streets off Breck rd which have had houses demolished and the streets cut short:
    Fowler st.
    Hunt st.
    Bulwer st.
    Windermere st.
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    I remember all those streets lindy when they were long play streets. Twas my old stomping ground fine job you did on them.

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    Yeah, it doesn't seem all that long ago that they were busy streets with families living in them.
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    Really great thread. will have to get me camera out up Kensington. loads there.

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    Default Nestor St Dingle Toxteth L8

    This was a short street coming off Cockburn St, Dingle. All that's left are the curb edging stones which now lead to a pathway into Dingle Park. In the background is Homer Street, also truncated but still existing with a street name, albeit unadopted.
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    Can anyone say if Harrowby Street, L8 is still intact ?

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    Default mystery street

    Hello.Sorry if this is in the wrong spot,but seeing all the old streets i wonderd if anyone knew were or what this address is thanks all.Love this boad.Ted
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiPathos View Post
    Can anyone say if Harrowby Street, L8 is still intact ?
    Most of the area off Park Way has been rebuilt since the 70s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jericho View Post
    Most of the area off Park Way has been rebuilt since the 70s.
    I thought so but I recall driving through that area in 2006 and seeing some v. old houses on what would/should/could have been Harrowby Street but I wasn't 100% sure where I was at the time. They were in a small row by themselves, maybe six or eight old terraced houses. I'm real interested to know if any of the original 2/3 story terraced town houses still exist in that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiPathos View Post
    Can anyone say if Harrowby Street, L8 is still intact ?
    I don't know if it's still intact, but I walked down Granby Street last week and it's still there.
    I was checking out Granby Street/Rosebery Street corner, because the Prince's cinema used to be there, and Rosebery Street doesn't exist now, but there is a footpath going through what used to be it.

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    Default Derby St Garston

    Derby St off Canterbury St is now just a short piece of road with the once cherished terraced houses long since demolished and not replaced. It is sited in the "under the bridge" area once called perhaps more appropriately "beyond the bridge"

    The newer property on Canterbury St abuts onto Derby St and was the site of the Welsh Presbyterian Church's Bethel Chapel Mission Hall
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    Default Harrowby St off Park Way, L8

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiPathos View Post
    I thought so but I recall driving through that area in 2006 and seeing some v. old houses on what would/should/could have been Harrowby Street but I wasn't 100% sure where I was at the time. They were in a small row by themselves, maybe six or eight old terraced houses. I'm real interested to know if any of the original 2/3 story terraced town houses still exist in that area.
    I think just a small stub remains. Attached is a photo of Park Way showing the entrance to Harrowby St on RHS about half way along. Park Way itself has been truncated from its original route from Upper Parliaiment st to Princes Rd
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