Croxteth Hall

Croxteth Hall was the home and country seat of the Molyneux family, Earls of Sefton until the death of the 7th Earl in 1972. They also had homes in London and at Abbeystead, near Lancaster. 
The picture shows one of the courtyard (or ‘back’) entrances to the house leading directly to the ‘back stairs’. It would have been used by the servants when moving luggage and belongings for some of the many visitors.
       Croxteth had a busy social diary. Visitors would attend the Hare coursing at Altcar, particularly the Waterloo Cup and the racing at Aintree. The house would be full of guests (and their servants) for the Grand National meeting. At these times, the home farm and walled garden (now the site of our plot) would provide many grand meals. The building has been used by film makers wanting a Victorian setting, e.g. Sherlock Holmes and The Forsyte Saga. The Hall is open daily from Easter if you would like to see more of it.