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Allerton Priory (Allerton Lodge)

  • 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."

  • Architect: Alfred Waterhouse

    Date: 1867-70
    Designed: House for John Grant Morris

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  • Title: Liverpool: City of Architecture
    Author: Hughes, Quentin
    Year Published: 1999
    Reference: pg. 92
    Publisher: Liverpool: The Bluecoat Press
    ISBN: 1872568211
    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
    ISBN: 0094699208
    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