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Allerton is a suburb of Liverpoolmarker, in Merseyside, Englandmarker. It is located southeast of Liverpool city centre, bordered by Mossley Hillmarker, Wooltonmarker, Hunts Crossmarker and Garston.

Allerton has a number of large houses in the prestigious Calderstones Parkmarker area, with mainly 1930s semi-detached housing around the shopping area of Allerton Road. Allerton is paired with nearby Hunts Crossmarker to form the Allerton and Hunts Cross city council ward.

History

In the Domesday Book it appears as Alretune meaning 'the alder enclosure', derived from the Anglo-Saxon alr 'alder' and tĂșn 'enclosure or village'.

Allerton was made an urban district by the Local Government Act 1894, and added to the county borough of Liverpool on 9 November 1913.

In the past ten years many new bars and restaurants have opened in Allerton - mainly on Allerton Road and is a popular place for pubgoers.

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Transport

Allerton is served by two railway stations: Liverpool South Parkwaymarker on the border of Allerton and Garston (it is the train track running from Liverpool South parkway from the old Allerton Station that separates Garston from Allerton), and West Allertonmarker on Booker Avenue. Both stations offer services to Liverpool city centre and Manchester, but Liverpool South Parkway also has services to Southportmarker and Hunts Crossmarker (on the Merseyrail Northern Line) and also the fast service to Birminghammarker. The former Allerton railway stationmarker has been replaced with Liverpool South Parkway, although as the platforms are in use as this new station, it does, in effect, still exist.

The nearest major bus stop is at Liverpool South Parkway, with the 86 service to the city centre and bus shuttles to Liverpool John Lennon Airportmarker. There are several bus stops around the district with links to adjacent districts, Knowsleymarker and the city centre.

Notable residents



Cultural references

Allerton Road features in the Beatles' song, Penny Lanemarker. The 'shelter in the middle of the roundabout', the barber shop, and possibly the bank (whose banker 'never wears a Mac') mentioned in the song are all located at the junction of Allerton Road, Penny Lane and Smithdown Road.

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Bibliography

  • Liverpool District Placenames, Henry Harrison, 1898


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