Parliament Fields 1865
I have a family story of a little boy abducted and being left on Parliament Fields.
This took place in 1865, the family where living in Vine Street in the 1861 Census, which is by Crown Street.
Can anyone pinpoint the positon of Parliament Fields in 1865, I was thinking the top of Upper Parliament Street?
Any help please most welcome.
I also believe this to be the area between Upper Parliament St and Prince's Rd, so your guess is correct
Originally Posted by xkopite
Parliament Fields 1865
Is there a map for 1865 showing The Parliament Fields exact location.
The maps I have seen dont give a name to this area.
Is there a reference to these fields and there location.
Unfortunately, while most maps will show fields, they don't name them, but I agree with Taffy that Parliament Fields were between Upper Parliament Street and Princes Road.
Would these Parliament Fields have run right up to the junction of Lodge Lane anp Upper Parliament Street.
Also in what documentaion has thse fields been named?
People are only trying to help.
If you're going to keep demanding proof you're going to put people off answering your questions.
We read things and remember them, but don't always remember the sources.
Might I suggest that the name 'Parliament Fields' dictates where they were.
Source : Picton - Memorials of Liverpool.
The lands westwards of Windsor extending to Prince's Road are known as Parliament fields, the property of the Earl of Sefton. Attempts have been made at different times to obtain the use of them for the public, but the expense of the purchase has always neutralised the effort. In the meantime the public have taken the matter into their own hands. Every measure, severe and gentle, has been adopted to keep out trespassers, but all in vain, until the blockade has been given up in despair. The advance of building will ere long very summarily dispose of the question, the land having been leased to an enterprising builder.
I thank all members who helped in what ever way they can.
I am sorry if you have read it as a demand but it was never meant in that fashion.
It is always nice to know the source for reference if indeed one still exists.
Thank you again for time and effort responding to my post.
Thanks for the last post Tony S
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