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Holy Name Church, Fazakerley
Fazakerley is located in Merseyside
Fazakerley shown within Merseyside
Population16,786 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSJ376971
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtL9, L10
Dialling code0151
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
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.jpg

Fazakerley /fəˈzækərli/ is a suburb of north Liverpool, Merseyside, England, and a Liverpool City Council Ward. At the 2001 Census it had a population of 15,062,[1] increasing to 16,786 at the 2011 Census.[2]


The Fazakerley area is located in north Liverpool, with neighbouring districts that include Croxteth, Aintree and Kirkby.

Some of the notable features of the area are Fazakerley railway station, Altcourse Prison and Aintree University Hospital.

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".[3] 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.

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Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "2001 Census: Fazakerley". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 September 2008.
  2. ^ "City of Liverpool population 2011". Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Land and Property". The Fazackerley Family. Retrieved 28 May 2006.

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