Fazakerley

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Fazakerley
Holy Name Church, Fazakerley.jpg
Holy Name Church, Fazakerley
Fazakerley is located in Merseyside
Fazakerley
Fazakerley
Location within Merseyside
Population16,786 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSJ376971
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLIVERPOOL
Postcode districtL9, L10
Dialling code0151
PoliceMerseyside
FireMerseyside
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Merseyside
53°28′03″N 2°56′27″W / 53.4676°N 2.9408°W / 53.4676; -2.9408Coordinates: 53°28′03″N 2°56′27″W / 53.4676°N 2.9408°W / 53.4676; -2.9408
Fazakerley sign, Stopgate Lane.jpg

Fazakerley /fəˈzækərli/ is a suburb of north Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is part of the Liverpool Walton Parliamentary constituency. At the 2011 Census, it had a population of 16,786.[1]

Description[edit]

Fazakerley is in north Liverpool; neighbouring districts include Croxteth, Gillmoss, Aintree and Kirkby. It includes Fazakerley railway station, Altcourse Prison and Aintree University Hospital.

History[edit]

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 follows: "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".[2] 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.

In television[edit]

1983 Yorkshire Television drama One Summer was partially set in Fazakerley.

See also[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Liverpool population 2011". Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Land and Property". The Fazackerley Family. Retrieved 28 May 2006.

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