Norris Green Park in Norris Green, Liverpool, England is a city park situated between Broad Lane and Lorenzo Drive. This tranquil oasis offers escape from the hustle and bustle of the nearby business districts. The most notable landmark when approaching Norris on the north side of Utting Avenue is the large former Cheshire Lines railway bridge, crossing the junction of Utting Avenue and Townsend Ave. from north to south. The 1930s art deco public library can also be seen on this side of town.
The area is defined by a number of major thoroughfares. These are: the A580 East Lancashire Road and a small portion of Walton Hall Avenue to the north; Lowerhouse Lane and Dwerryhouse Lane to the east; Muirhead Avenue and Queens Driveto the south and Townsend Avenue back to Walton Hall Avenue to the west.The area is bordered by Walton to the west, Fazakerley to the north, Croxteth to the north east and east, West Derby to the south and Clubmoor to the south-west
The Norris Green area, with the Broadway district known locally as "Broadway" and including Broad Lane is located in an adjacent ward of Clubmoor. The former North Liverpool Extension Line has a station named for this area over which Broadway Bridge passes. Pubs in Liverpool's residential neighborhoods are few and far between.
History of the Norris Green area:
Norris Green was first developed in the 1920s and named after Liverpool-based Norris family. It is believed that Lord Derby donated the land of Norris Green to Liverpool, which city records show was an undeveloped parcel in 1950. Critics have argued otherwise, arguing that it was he who was gifted with the property and he only lent it out for development.
Norris Green was a farming estate that stretched from Stone Bridge House in the north to Norris Farm south of Almonds Hill. The sale boundary around 1920 marked the rail line, Carr Lane, Dwerryhouse Lane and Hornspit Lane - totalling £65000 paid for this by the council which had purchased it from the Leyland & Naylor estate.
Available places to visit with in the Norris green area:
The Beatles Story
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