Earlier Houses: The current house replaced a smaller early 19th century house, Allerton Lodge, built by William Rathbone, a leading Liverpool merchant and Quaker.
Built / Designed For: John Grant Morris
House & Family History: Allerton Priory is a large house of brown brickwork laced with blue bands and stone dressings by Alfred Waterhouse. The House is in a 13th century Gothic style and was built for John Grant Morris, a local mine owner. After it ceased being a private residence Allerton Priory was used for years as a school and an old peoples' home; it is today offices.
Comments: John Martin Robinson considers Allerton Priory to be "one of Waterhouse's best surviving houses."
Title: Liverpool: City of Architecture
Author: Hughes, Quentin
Year Published: 1999
Reference: pg. 92
Publisher: Liverpool: The Bluecoat Press
Book Type: Softback
Title: Guide to the Country Houses of the North-West, A
Author: Robinson, John Martin
Year Published: 1991
Publisher: London: Constable and Company Limited
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II*
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: William Rathbone, early 19th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: John Grant Morris, 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Corporation
Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family
Ownership Details: Converted into luxury flats in the early 21st century.
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No