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The Mansion House

Postcard, early 1900s

This postcard shows Calderstones Mansion House as it was, following its acqusition by Liverpool Corporation in 1902. The Mansion was...

The Mansion House, Postcards

Neolithic Calder Stone

Photo by Adam Stanford, 2009

This series of photos was done using special lighting techniques to make the ancient markings visible on the Calder Stones....

The Calder Stones & Ancient Liverpool, Photographs

Theatre in the park

Photograph, Garden Theatre

Theatre in Calderstones Park has its origins in the ‘Holidays at Home’ scheme during World War II. The Garden Theatre...

The Mansion House, Photographs

Early 20th century view of a Calderstones Park avenue

Postcard, early 20th century

After being owned by various wealthy families, Calderstones was made a public park by the Liverpool Corporation in 1905. The...

The Park, Postcards

Glasshouse in the Mansion House garden

Glasshouse, early 20th century

A now-demolished glasshouse, which stood close to what is now the Garden Theatre in the early 20th century.

The Mansion House, Postcards

Lodge at an entrance to Calderstones Park

Postcard, early 20th century

Lodge shown here in the early 20th century that can still be seen at one of the entrances to Calderstones...

The Park, Postcards

Plan of Calderstones Estate from the 1870s

Map, 1870s

This is a plan of the Calderstones Estate from the 1870s, which was around the time it came into the...

The Park, Maps

Allerton Oak photographed in the early 20th Century

Photograph, early 20th century

This is a photograph of the Allerton Oak, one of Calderstones Park’s great landmarks, taken in the early 20th Century....

The Park, Photographs

Letter to the Mercury speculates on Calder Stones’ ‘druidic’ origin

Newspaper cutting, 1886

A fascinating letter to the Liverpool Mercury written in May 1886 speculating on the possible ‘druidic’ origins of the Calder...

The Calder Stones & Ancient Liverpool, Newspaper Cuttings

Census from 1861 shows more staff than family

Census record, 1861

This census return documents the residents of the Mansion House in 1861. At this time, it was owned by Joseph...

The Mansion House, Newspaper Cuttings