Anfield, Liverpool

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Anfield
Anfield Sign Feb 11 2010.jpg
Anfield District Sign.
Anfield is located in Merseyside
Anfield
Anfield
Location within Merseyside
Population14,510 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ367933
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLIVERPOOL
Postcode districtL4, L5, L6
Dialling code0151
PoliceMerseyside
FireMerseyside
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Merseyside
53°25′16″N 2°57′11″W / 53.421°N 2.953°W / 53.421; -2.953Coordinates: 53°25′16″N 2°57′11″W / 53.421°N 2.953°W / 53.421; -2.953

Anfield is a district of Liverpool, Merseyside, England and a Liverpool City Council ward. The population of the Liverpool Ward at the time of the 2011 census was 14,510.[1] The district has been home to the football club Liverpool F.C., 18-time English champions and six-time European champions, ever since the club's founding in 1892. The club's home stadium, Anfield, has been located there since its founding in 1884.

Development[edit]

In 1836, Walton lost its independence and was made part of Liverpool Borough Council. The Ordnance Survey map from 1851 shows a house here called Anfield House (then described as Annfield House), around which the district developed.[2]

From 1863, the City Council developed the 120 acres (49 ha) Priory Road Cemetery, to which later was added a crematorium.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

The Whitney gang lived in Anfield.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Liverpool population 2011". Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Anfield OS sixth-inch map, Anfield 1851". National Library of Scotland. 22 September 1851. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Priory Rd, Cemetery, Anfield". GENUKI. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Last member of Anfield Whitney drugs gang extradited from Spain". Liverpool Echo. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  • The District Placenames of Liverpool, Henry Harrison, 1898

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