Allerton Tower Park
The park was part of the Manor of Allerton until Hardman Earle acquired the estate and introduced the eponymous mansion based on a design by Harvey Lonsdale Elmes, the famed architect of St George’s Hall. The house was of classic Italianate design with an attractive tower providing views across the surrounding countryside and was completed in 1849 two years after Elmes death.
The estate was acquired by Liverpool Corporation in 1924, and the landscaped gardens were opened to the public as Allerton Tower Park in 1927. By 1937 the Tower had become seriously affected by dry rot and was demolished.
The current layout of the park
The lodge, stables, former laundry and part of the orangery of Allerton Tower remain. There is also a partially walled garden adding seasonal interest to one of Liverpool’s former park estates.
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There is a small but very beautiful Laburnum and Wisteria Tunnel in the park.