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England

Allerton Grove

  • Built / Designed For: Jacob Fletcher

    House & Family History: Allerton Grove was the first of the large estates developed in the then-countryside outside of Liverpool by wealthy Liverpool merchants. Allerton Grove was built by Jacob Fletcher, a Liverpool merchant whose father, Caleb Fletcher, was suspected of having been a privateer. In 1944 the House was gutted by fire; today only the Doric colonnade survives. The last owner, Sir Lionel Fletcher, emigrated to Tanganyika.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Park is today a golf course.

  • Architect: Thomas Harrison

    Date: 1815
    Designed: House for Jacob Fletcher

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  • Title: Guide to the Country Houses of the North-West, A
    Author: Robinson, John Martin
    Year Published: 1991
    Publisher: London: Constable and Company Limited
    ISBN: 0094699208
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Not Listed

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat of: Jacob Fletcher, 19th century. Sir Lionel Fletcher.

    Current Ownership Type: Unknown

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Ruinous

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No