Allerton Hall
Allerton Hall is in Clarkes Gardens, Allerton, Liverpool, Merseyside, England ( grid reference SJ415855 ). It is a Grade II* listed building.

During the medieval period the manor of Allerton was held by the Lathom family. When assessments were made for the hearth tax in 1666, Allerton Hall was one of the larger houses in the parish of Childwall with eight hearths; this was exceeded only by Speke Hall with twenty-one hearths and Brettargh Holt with nine. The estate was bought in 1736 by John Hardman and his brother James. John Hardman was a merchant from Rochdale and it is likely that the present house on the site originates from this time. In about 1779 the house was bought by the lawyer, philanthropist and abolitionist, William Roscoe. Roscoe completed the building of the house but had to sell it in 1816 when he became bankrupt. During the American Civil War the mansion was rented by Charles Kuhn Prioleau, an American landowner from South Carolina who financially supported the Confederate States and who married Mary Elizabeth Wright, daughter of the owner of the hall. In the early part of the 20th century the building was owned by the Clarke family who donated it to Liverpool City Council in 1927. The building was damaged by two fires, in 1994 and in 1995.

Allerton Hall is designed in Palladian style and built in red sandstone with three storeys. It is a symmetrical building, extending over eleven bays; the central three bays and the lateral two bays on each side project forward. The central three bays form a portico with Ionic columns and a pediment. The ground floor of the building is rusticated. Surviving the fires, are a room at the west end which has panelled walls and a stucco ceiling in Rococo style, and parts of Roscoe's library. In the grounds to the west of the house is a sundial dated 1750.

Present day
In 2009 Allerton Hall is run as a public house known as the Pub in the Park.

Building Activity

  • Fred Catt
    Fred Catt commented
    Now called The pub in the park . It is a licenced eatery. Nice food with 2 for 10 on offer.
    about 6 years ago via Mobile