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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:


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













    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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