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Holy Name Church, Fazakerley
Fazakerley is located in Merseyside
Fazakerley shown within Merseyside
Population 16,786 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SJ376971
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district L9, L10
Dialling code 0151
Police Merseyside
Fire Merseyside
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
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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
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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 (HM Prison) and Fazakerley Hospital, officially known as 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.

See also[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

  • 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)
  • Lyn Andrews, born and raised in Fazakerley
  • James Maloney, award-winning photojournalist - most notably for the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo. One of his more iconic photos is of the Tour de France riders ascending Buttertubs Pass in Yorkshire with huge crowds either side when the world-famous three-week stage race visited Yorkshire in 2014.


  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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