Norris Green Park

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View of formal paths,  green grass and trees in the distance
Norris Green Park

Norris Green Park in Norris Green, Liverpool, England is a city park situated between Broad Lane and Lorenzo Drive.[1]

The park houses the ruin of Norris Green, the original name of the grand mansion built by the Norris family in the fields and pastureland near West Derby. The park was created from the gardens and grounds of the mansion, though you would be hard pushed to find flowers other than weeds there today. Norris Green gave its name to the vast, council housing estate built to ease the housing crisis of the 1920s on land given to the city by Lord Derby of Knowsley Hall. He donated the land on the provision that no public houses were to be built within the estate.[2]

The park was transferred to council ownership in 1933 to be used as a public space.[3]

Norris Green mansion[edit]

Remains of Norris Green mansion

The ruins of Norris Green are all that is left of the mansion built in 1830 to replace the original mansion built in the 17th century by the Norris family. The building itself was demolished in 1931 leaving just one wall of sandstone blocks showing the classical architecture of what was once there. Above the arch is a crest with the inscription "ALTE VOLO" (I fly high).[4]

The standing remains, described as a stable block, are of Grade II listed building status.[5]


  1. ^ "Norris Green Park". Liverpool City Council. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  2. ^ Sue Adair. "SJ3893 : Norris Green Park". Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Call to restore park". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  4. ^ Sue Adair. "SJ3993 : Norris Green". Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  5. ^ "Stable Block in Norris Green Park, Liverpool". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 

Coordinates: 53°26′17″N 2°55′08″W / 53.438°N 2.919°W / 53.438; -2.919