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    Exclamation Fulwood Park, Aigburth

    I've been dying to have a gander down here for a while, small when you compare it to the Grassendale Park area but very impressive:







    Here's a few of the houses, gives you an idea of the prosperity of the private park from days gone by:


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    I assume this runs towards the prom area:



    Any history on the area would be appreciated
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    Default Fulwood Park, Toxteth Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    I've been dying to have a gander down here for a while, small when you compare it to the Grassendale Park area but very impressive:

    Any history on the area would be appreciated

    Nice photos. Historically of course this area is not in Aigburth but rather Toxteth Park. For location on Toxeth.net web site see:

    http://toxteth.net/maps/liverpool/lpool8g.htm

    Fulwood Park is in the Parish of St Michael in the Hamlet, Toxteth Park, the southern boundary of which run through Otterspool Park along what was the old stream coming out of Sefton park and which divided the townships of Toxteth Park and Garston. Aigburth being a district within the township of Garston, not Toxteth Park.

    You'll recall the fuss in the press when the council put up an Aigburth district sign marking the start of Aigburth near Jericho lane. Local political pressure caused the sign to be removed !!! We live in L17 they said along Riverside Drive, we must live in Aigburth !!

    The history of Fulwood Park is well covered in Robert Griffiths' "The History of the Royal and Ancient Park of Toxteth, Liverpool" recently re published by the Liverpool Record office. The freehold land was purchased in 1808 by a William Bunnell from Lord Sefton who owned Toxteth Park. In 1840, William Bunnell's executors laid out the land that was to become Fulwood Park as building plots with the proviso that any houses constructed should not cost less than 1500 and must not be higher than 2 storeys.
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    Yes, it's in Toxteth Park, but it also includes part of Aigburth.
    Fulwood Park was built in the 1840s on the site of the fields belonging to the White House Farm.
    The site of the White House is now occupied by the Three Sixes.

    I know someone who has a house in Fulwood Park (no names, no numbers), and he always refers to his Listed House.
    He wasn't very pleased with me when I found out it's been de-Listed, because of all the alterations he's done to it!
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    [QUOTE=PhilipG;112647]Yes, it's in Toxteth Park, but it also includes part of Aigburth.
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    As far as I can tell Fulwood Park is entirely within Toxteth Park but is admittedly on the Aigburth boundary, see St Michael in the Hamlet Parish map boundary in my earlier post

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    He wasn't very pleased with me when I found out it's been de-Listed, because of all the alterations he's done to it!

    After watching wall to wall property programmes over the years and knowing someone who bought, renovated and extended a listed building, I was under the impression that you had to adhere to strict building regulations or they would not be passed and any alterations had to be in keeping or torn down.

    The listing isn't for the benefit of the house-owner and is sometimes of course a nuisence, but this shouldn't give anyone the right to alter things unsympathetically.
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    It is a magical almost untouched area.

    I love this hidden gem.

    I dream of buying a house down there!

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    Default Fulwood Park, Toxteth in 1870

    Thank you for posting these photos! I have a huge mystery in my family that revolves around one of the houses in Fulwood Park back in the 1870s. I think it's either 54 or 34--I can't read the writing in the 1871 census that well to see whether it's a 5 or a 3.

    Anyway, my great grandmother and great great aunt worked as nursemaids in that house for a family called Wrigley. The Wrigleys were well-to-do, had several house servants and a coachman and a gardener.... My great grandmother married my great grandfather (who might have been the the Wrigleys' gardener) in 1871 in St. Michaels Toxteth in 1870; they moved to Oswaldtwistle shortly thereafter. My great great aunt stayed on with the Wrigleys--she died in 1873, just a few years later, of pleurisy pneumonia in a Nurses Home in Dover Street, Liverpool.

    I've pieced all of this information together from ancestry.com because I had no family history passed down to me. I wondered if any of you are aware of any history of that area that's been written? My great grandmother and her sister were from Switzerland and I am really curious how they ended up working for a family in Liverpool.

    I know it's a long shot posting on here but thought I'd try anyway as I've just about exhausted all the genealogical lists.

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    I hadn't heard of Fulwood park until last year! Even though I know Aigburth well.
    It is a stunning , hidden gem of Liverpool and I would like to live there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelCake View Post
    I hadn't heard of Fulwood park until last year! Even though I know Aigburth well.
    It is a stunning , hidden gem of Liverpool and I would like to live there.
    So your loaded then!!!!!

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    Well she's got the err Mona Lisa?
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    Well, I hope it's not a self portrait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    So your loaded then!!!!!
    No , if I was loaded I would live there. Or somewhere else!

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    There's a set of photos of Fulwood Park on my Flickr page, and I'm working on a brief history.
    Mainly about who lived where, and when.
    Quite a few famous names lived there including Leslie Blond, who had a number of cinemas, and gave the Everyman its name.


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    Default Fulwood House, Aigburth Road, Toxteth Park

    Hello,
    Does anyone know where Fulwood House is on Aigburth Road. On the 1891 census it was a convalescent home for children.
    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by elsinore View Post
    Hello,
    Does anyone know where Fulwood House is on Aigburth Road. On the 1891 census it was a convalescent home for children.
    Thanks,
    Linda
    This might be what was originally called Fulwood Lodge which is on Aigburth Rd. See map

    http://www.leverpoole.co.uk/1.001/m/...t-michael.shtm

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    Dear Taffy,
    Thanks for your reply - can you tell me which map to click on. Also do you know if there is a photograph of Fulwood Lodge anywhere.
    Thanks,
    Linda

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    Yes, Fulwood House was Fulwood Lodge.
    (It's on the St Michael map).

    Fulwood Park was laid out on the farm fields of the White House Farm.
    The White House was also known as the Three Sixes, because the house was said to have been built in 1666.
    In 1840 it was agreed to build the housing estate, presumably named after Fulwood Lodge which was situated on the northern side of White House Farm.
    The Fulwood Park estate was more exclusive than the other two in Aigburth (Grassendale and Cressington) and was started before them. Only one house per acre was stipulated, as opposed to four per acre in Grassendale and Cressington. Apparently, this was because the owner of Fulwood Lodge wanted "Exclusive" neighbours.
    Fulwood Lodge was later called Fulwood House, probably to avoid confusion with the lodge in Fulwood Park. Fulwood House was demolished in the 1890s and five roads, all beginning with the letter A were laid out on the site.

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