Do any parts of Medieval Liverpool still exist or are they buried forever blow exchange flags etc?
I doubt it - you'd have to go quite far down if anythings survived the constant building / bombing of recent years.
It would be nice if they tunred up something for the brithday celebrations.
I wonder if there's any medieval undercrofts lurking underneath the streets.
The oldest surviving building in Liverpool is the Ancient Chapel of Toxteth isn't it, a mere early C17th whippersnapper?
That makes more sense, Kev. I'm sure I'd read somewhere that the Toxteth Chapel was the oldest blg in Liverpool, but it can't be. Come to think of it, Speke Hall must be much older too.Originally Posted by Kev
Maybes, the chapel in Toxteth is the oldest building in central Liverpool (pushing it a bit, I know) or something.
How old is StMary's church in Walton. There's been a church on that site for 950 years or so. Is the existing building a relatively recent replacement?
Quite correct, Kev. The first seven streets of Liverpool looked like the letter 'H'. Dale Street, Castle Street and Chapel Street we all know. There was also Mill Street/Whiteacre Street which is now Old Hall Street, Moor Street which is now Tithebarn Street, Bank Street which is now Water Street and finally Juggler Street which is High Street by the Town Hall.Originally Posted by Kev
I wonder how substantial the mediaval buildings were? Wattle and Daub huts? Timber framed town houses? Perhaps even a few stone ones? Anyone know if any "Ye Olde" engravings from years ago exist?
'Tewbrook' House - Tuebrook. That's very old. 1600's I think.
It's supposed to be haunted.
James street tunnel, and the Castle moat [Derby Square] are both medieval structures which still exist, but are buried beneath ground. As detailed below:
Image 1. is a early 1900's survey of a tunnel [that still exists] under James Street, which ran from the Castle moat [Derby Square] to what was thought to be a secure harbour at the bottom of James Street. As James street was much narrower then, the tunnel would have passed beneath the houses that existed on the southern side then. [Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire].
Zoom-in to view details of the map.
Image 2. a survey of the castle moat, castle, and James Street tunnel [No.14 on map] about Derby Square. It also highlights later developments such as St. George's church, and the Queen Victoria memorial. [Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire].
Image 3. Photograph the castle moat wall, sloping in rough hewn stone. [Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire].
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