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Allerton
All Souls Church, Mather Avenue, Allerton (geograph 3147376).jpg
All Souls Church, Mather Avenue
Population 14,853 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ415865
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LIVERPOOL
Postcode district L18, L19
Dialling code 0151
Police Merseyside
Fire Merseyside
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
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53°22′07″N 2°53′36″W / 53.3685°N 2.8934°W / 53.3685; -2.8934Coordinates: 53°22′07″N 2°53′36″W / 53.3685°N 2.8934°W / 53.3685; -2.8934

Allerton is a suburb of Liverpool, England. Historically in Lancashire, it is located 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of the city centre and is bordered by the suburbs of Garston, Hunt's Cross, Mossley Hill, and Woolton. It has a number of large houses in the prestigious Calderstones Park area, with mainly 1930s semi-detached housing around the shopping area of Allerton Road. It is paired with Hunts Cross to form the Allerton and Hunts Cross city council ward, which had a population of 14,853 at the 2011 census.

History

In the Domesday Book it appears as Alretune meaning 'the alder enclosure', derived from the Old English alr 'alder' and tún 'enclosure or village'.

Allerton was made an urban district by the Local Government Act 1894, and added to the county borough of Liverpool on 9 November 1913.

In the past ten years many new bars and restaurants have opened in Allerton - mainly on Allerton Road and is a popular place for pubgoers.

Attractions

  • Allerton Cemetery
  • Allerton Hall (now run as "The pub in the park")
  • Allerton Park Golf Club (formerly the grounds of the now ruinous "Allerton", also known as "Obelisk House")
  • Allerton Tower Park (formerly the grounds of the demolished "Allerton Tower", also known as "Allerton Towers")
  • Calderstones Park (formerly the grounds of the still extant "Calderstones House")
  • Clarke Gardens
  • The Parish Church of All Hallows

Transport

Allerton is served by two railway stations: Liverpool South Parkway on the border of Allerton and Garston (it is the railway track running from Liverpool South Parkway from the old Allerton Station that separates Garston from Allerton), and West Allerton on Booker Avenue. Both stations offer services to Liverpool city centre and Manchester, but Liverpool South Parkway also has services to Southport and Hunts Cross (on the Merseyrail Northern Line) and also the fast service to Birmingham. The former Allerton railway station has been replaced with Liverpool South Parkway, although the old platforms are in use at the new station.

The nearest major bus stop is at Liverpool South Parkway, with the 86 service to the city centre and bus shuttles to Liverpool John Lennon Airport. There are several bus stops around Aigburth with links to various districts throughout the city and also the city centre.

Education

  • New Heys
  • Calderstones School

Notable people

  • Peter Adamson, actor
  • Saint John Almond, priest
  • Hollie Cavanagh, singer
  • Bill Kenwright, theatre producer
  • Paul McCartney, musician
  • John Power, musician
  • William Roscoe, banker and lawyer
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