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Report (Permission Visit) Woolton Hall, Liverpool - December 2014


raisinwing

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Visited with BAJ and DemonHunter

Woolton Hall is a Grade 1 Listed property built in the early 18th century. The hall and associated grounds extend to some 1.59ha (3.92 acres). In 1972 a 5 storey accommodation block for the convent was erected in the grounds. The hall and convent block are now vacant. To the southern edge of the site there are foundations associated with the 2004 planning permission and a four bedroom lodge and annex. The site is relatively flat yet benefits from a slightly raised position above Speke Road. It is accessed via Speke Road to the east, leading to a tree lined access road that serves Woolton Hall. The Hall has a strong association with the architect Robert Adam and was most recently used as a function venue. It still retains many of the attractive features associated with its former grandeur. Of particular note are the original fireplaces and ceiling decoration. It is bound by St Julie's Catholic High School (due to be relocated) to the north, Speke Road and residential accommodation to the east, tennis courts asociated with St Julie's to the south and Woolton Wood to the west.
Not really my kind of explore, but it was a nice morning out.

The caretaker was only too happy to show us around, he has a fantastic historical knowledge of the place and even seemed to enjoy BAJ's constant Page 3 shots!

It's a nice enough building, spoilt however by it's remarkably un-tasteful additions and alterations thanks to it's varying uses over the last century; convent, wedding venue etc.

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Thanks for looking :thumb
 

Els

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Very good mate. Aint the care taker a bit pissed at all the other non permission visits?
 

huey

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Wasn't expecting that from the look of the outside,lovely place,nice one mate.
 

Telf

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Yes, he bollocked a few others who were there when he let us in. He has put a note on the front door with his number for anyone who wants a visit.
LOL His view must be if you can't beat em join em :D

Lovely crisp shots m8 :thumb
 

The Wombat

Mr Wombat
28DL Full Member
always like to see photos of this place, and knew you would do a good job :thumb
 

Squirrell 911

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LOL His view must be if you can't beat em join em :D
To be fair he is working smart as it saves him the hassle of checking all the time if boards have been ripped off plus he gets a bit of respect off those wanting to go in and take pictures.
 

Janedoe

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Great shots. I've been in the past week but I don't remember the room in that second to last pic. Was that in an outbuilding?
 

raisinwing

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Great shots. I've been in the past week but I don't remember the room in that second to last pic. Was that in an outbuilding?
I wouldn't exactly call it an outbuilding seeing as it is bigger than the hall itself, but yes it is in the old 60's convent buildings. Not a lot to see in the majority of it but there's a few bits and pieces around that were of interest.
 

Seffy

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Surprised he's still willing to take anyone around after the nekkidness that ensued when you guys were there!
 

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