Holy Land (Liverpool)

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Coordinates: 53°23′02″N 2°57′58″W / 53.384°N 2.966°W / 53.384; -2.966

The Holy Land is an area of Dingle, Liverpool, composed of several streets with streets named after prophets,[1] including Moses Street, Isaac Street, Jacob Street and David Street. At the end of the 19th Century, it was observed that there still existed similarly named places including a farm named Jericho, a stream named Jordan and landmarks called David's Throne and Adam's Battery.[2] Some attribute the name to the population of Nonconformists in the region in the early 17th century.[3]

Many homes on the streets are Victorian terraced houses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charters, David (2008-11-24). "The thrill of the Hunt for Liverpool’s History". The Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  2. ^ William Curry, Jun. & Co (1874). The Dublin University Magazine. William Curry, Jun. & Co. p. 711. 
  3. ^ Aspland, Robert (1862). The Christian reformer; or, Unitarian magazine and review. Oxford University. p. 344.