Mossley Hill is a district
of Liverpool, Merseyside, England and a
Liverpool City Council
Ward. It is located to the
south of the city, bordered by Aigburth, Wavertree, Childwall and Allerton.
At the 2001 Census
, Mossley Hill,
Liverpool District had a population which was recorded at
was made famous in the 1960s thanks to the The Beatles' hit song "Penny Lane", named after a suburban street located within
Penny Lane runs between Allerton Road and
Greenbank Road. Penny Lane area is on the routes of various tour
buses with thousands of tourists visiting annually.
In July 2006, a Liverpool Councillor proposed renaming certain
streets because their names were linked to the slave trade. It was
soon discovered that Penny Lane, named after James Penny
, a wealthy 18th-century slave ship
owner and strong opponent of abolitionism
, was one of these streets.
Ultimately, city officials decided to forego the name change and
re-evaluate the entire renaming process. On July 10, 2006,
Liverpool officials said they would modify the proposal to exclude
Two of the
best known parks in Liverpool, Sefton Park and Greenbank Park, are located in Mossley Hill.
Sudley Art Gallery is one of seven museums and art galleries run by
Sudley House dislpays paintings by Gainsborough
railway station on Rose Lane offers regular services to Liverpool
city centre (approx 11 minute journey time), Warrington (27 minute journey) and Manchester
Oxford Road (57 minute journey). There are connections
to Birmingham via Liverpool South Parkway.
Buses outside the railway station route as follows:-
- 201 Royal Liverpool Hospital or Speke
Buses from Penny Lane / Allerton Road route as follows:-
- 68 from Aigburth to Bootle
75 & 76 from the city centre to Halewood
& 86A from the city centre to Garston and Liverpool airport
- 174 from Sefton Park to Belle Vale
Services 80A & 86A are the only bus services that connect
Mossley Hill with the airport.
The Royal Mail
Mossley Hill Delivery
Office is at 1-17 Pitville Road, L18 8AA. tel 0151 724 1291. The
Delivery Office is two minutes walk from Mossley Hill railway
suburb is home to the combined site of Dovedale
Infant School and Dovedale Junior School.
This was the school of notable
Liverpudlians Jimmy Tarbuck
, John Lennon
, Peter Sissons
School (which Lennon attended in its previous incarnation,
Quarry Bank) is located on nearby Harthill Road.
It is now a
science specialist college. In turn, this is located near the
city's police horse training centre, just north of Mossley Hill's
main residential area.
is also home to the Greenbank Halls of Residence and Carnatic Halls of Residence student accommodation complexes
(belonging to the University of Liverpool).
Greenbank Halls include Derby and Rathbone
Hall and Roscoe and Gladstone Hall: commonly known as D&R; and
R&G respectively. Carnatic Halls is the largest of the
University of Liverpool accommodation complexes including 6 halls:
Morton House, Lady Mountford House, Dale Hall, McNair Hall,
Salisbury Hall and Rankin Hall.
north-west England's fee paying schools, Liverpool
College, is located within the area.
Lourdes Hospital on Greenbank Road is Liverpool's first private
hospital. The hospital faces Greenbank Park.
Retail, nightlife and socialising
There are two public houses on Penny Lane: the Dovedale Towers and
the Penny Lane Wine Bar. The area of Rose Lane and Allerton Road
contains a large number of wine bars, bistros and restaurants.
These two streets are the areas principle centres for retail
hosting numerous shops and offices.
The Dovedale Towers pub stands on the corner of Dovedale Road and
The area is mostly residential with a few local businesses
scattered around the district. Housing is mainly semi-detached,
with occasional detached and numerous terraced streets. The area
around Sefton Park has many large Victorian
villas; It is largely a
Places of worship
Most of the Christian churches in Mossley Hill are members of
"Churches Together in Mossley Hill", a covenanted group of
churches. This group was known as "The Nine Churches of Mossley
Hill" until it reformed with one new member under the new
membership covenant in 1994.
original nine member churches comprised three Anglican parishes: St Matthew and St James, St
Barnabas and All Hallows, Allerton; two Roman Catholic parishes: Our Lady, Bishop
Eton and St Anthony of Padua, and four Free Churches: Dovedale
Baptist Church, Allerton United
Reformed, Elm Hall Drive Methodist and
Bethel Presbyterian Church of
The tenth church was Dove Community Church, which
ceased to exist in 2006 and at the same time was replaced in
membership of Churches Together by Wavertree Christian
There is at least one more church in Mossley Hill not in membership
of Churches Together: Ramilies Road Chapel. There is also a
within the area, the Islamic Institute
on Cramond Avenue.
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