Orrell Park

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Orrell Park
The Warbreck pub, Orrell Park, Liverpool (2).jpg
The Warbreck public house, Orrell Park
Orrell Park is located in Merseyside
Orrell Park
Orrell Park
Orrell Park shown within Merseyside
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CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLIVERPOOL
Postcode districtL9
Dialling code0151
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England
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53°27′00″N 2°57′31″W / 53.450°N 2.9585°W / 53.450; -2.9585Coordinates: 53°27′00″N 2°57′31″W / 53.450°N 2.9585°W / 53.450; -2.9585

Orrell Park is a district of Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is a small residential area of northern Liverpool between the larger neighbouring districts of Aintree and Walton-on-the-Hill. The area is built upon a raised hillock.

History[edit]

The area is predominantly Victorian in character and architecture, being built mainly for workers and managers of the Bootle docks during rapid expansion from 1850 onwards with the Industrial Revolution and growth of maritime trade from the British Empire. There is also some Edwardian housing as well as pockets of post-war housing built after the area suffered bomb damage during World War II. Prior to industrialisation, the area - part of the Earl of Sefton's estate - was mainly pasture land and orchards.

A number of roads in the area are named after historical British figures at the time they were built such as Victoria Drive (Queen Victoria), Albert Drive (Prince Albert), Alexandra Drive (Queen Alexandra), Kitchener Drive (The Earl Kitchener), Montgomery Road (Viscount Montgomery of Alamein) and Redvers Drive (General Sir Redvers Buller).

Transport and Local Amenities[edit]

The area's main link to Liverpool City Centre is Orrell Park railway station, part of the Merseyrail metro system. A number of bus routes run directly to the city centre from nearby Walton Vale which is around a 10-minute walk from the Orrell Park area.

A popular night club and concert venue, The Orrell Park Function Rooms (formerly a ballroom built in 1927 and still known locally as the "OPB"), is located in the district. Orrell Park is also home to Devonfield Gardens, a Green Flag Award winner,[1] and the smallest of such in England, which regularly hosts community events.

The Orrell Park Hotel is a 12 bedroomed family run hotel, based on the outskirts of Orrell Park. The hotel was previously two large Edwardian residential houses which were converted into a hotel in 1971. The Hotel was re-opened in 2013 following refurbishment.

Other local amenities include The Warbreck Pub, The Cuckoo Pub, The Windsor Pub and the Carlton Bingo Social Club. There is also a local ASDA supermarket located on Orrell Lane with a variety of small local shops located along both Orrell Lane and Moss Lane which are the two central thoroughfares of the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Green Flag awards: Merseyside winners". Liverpool Echo via The Free llibrary. 20 July 2005. Retrieved 5 December 2015.

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