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Holy Name Church, Fazakerley
Fazakerley shown within Merseyside
|Population||16,786 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||L9, L10|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Liverpool Walton|
Unusually, part of Fazakerley is in the neighbouring borough council of Knowsley, with the boundary running down Copple House Lane. A section of the Knowsley side of Fazakerley is often referred to as the "Field Lane Estate". The separate "Sparrow Hall" estate is on the edge of Fazakerley, near to the A580 East Lancashire Road and Norris Green.
Fazakerley takes its name from Anglo-Saxon root words—all descriptive words pertaining to land; *Fæs-æcer-lēah. This can be broken down to fæs (border or fringe), æcer (field) and lēah, meaning a wood or clearing.
In 1321, Fazakerley was described as such: "the country is extremely flat and treeless, with nothing to recommend it to the passer-by, for it seems to be a district of straight lines, devoid of any beauty". It had an area of 1,709 acres (6.92 km2) and was separated from Walton by a brook, and from West Derby partly by Sugar Brook up to Stone bridge.
Fazakerley was once home to a Royal Ordnance Factories plant (ROF Fazakerley), which manufactured weapons such as the Lee–Enfield rifle, Sten and Sterling submachine guns both during and after World War II.
- Andy Brown, lead singer in Lawson
- Owen Moran, lead singer of Cook da Books
- Stuart Barlow
- 2002-03 Lord Mayor of Liverpool Jack Spriggs
- 2008-09 Lord Mayor of Liverpool Steve Rotheram also now MP for Liverpool Walton
- Rickie Lambert
- Mike Bulger guitarist/songwriter (The Christians/Sugarcide/Here's Johnny/Lalabambam)
- Richard J Ashcroft (Photographer)
- Lyn Andrews, born and raised in Fazakerley
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