Allerton, Liverpool

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Allerton
Allerton is located in Merseyside
Allerton
Allerton
 Allerton shown within Merseyside
OS grid reference SJ415865
Metropolitan borough City of Liverpool
Metropolitan county Merseyside
Region North West
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 Garston and Halewood
List of places
UK
England
Merseyside

Coordinates: 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 Liverpool city centre, bordered by Mossley Hill, Woolton, Hunt's Cross and Garston.

Allerton 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. Allerton is paired with nearby Hunts Cross to form the Allerton and Hunts Cross city council ward.

History[edit]

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.[1]

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.

Education[edit]

Attractions[edit]

Transport[edit]

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.

Notable residents[edit]

Cultural references[edit]

Allerton Road features in the Beatles' song, Penny Lane. The 'shelter in the middle of the roundabout', the barber shop and possibly the bank (whose banker 'never wears a Mac') mentioned in the song are all located on Smithdown Place which is at the junction of Allerton Road, Penny Lane and Smithdown Road. The suburb of Allerton also features in the first episode of BBC Drama 'Spooks', where a bomb exploded outside the home of a family planning doctor. The attack was organised by a group of pro-life campaigners.

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Liverpool District Placenames, Henry Harrison, 1898

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Unit History of Liverpool". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Retrieved 26 January 2006. 

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