Knowsley Hall, Liverpool, England
Record Id: 1983
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Knowsley Hall is situated within a landscape park designed by Lancelot Brown, with gardens near the Hall. The immediate estate covers about 1000 hectares (950 hectares registered). Part of the grounds are laid out as a Safari Park which is open to the public.
Brief history of site
The park originated in the 13th century and was landscaped during the late-18th century, incorporating elements of a late 17th- and early-18th-century landscape. Lancelot Brown drew up proposals for the park and kitchen garden in 1775 and 1776 and it is possible that parts of the park were altered to his designs.
Address: Knowsley Hall, Knowsley Park, Prescot, Liverpool, L34 4AG
Historical County: Lancashire
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North-east of Liverpool, close to the M57 junction 2.
Opening contact details:
Safari Park and facilities open daily except Christmas Day. Core hours 10.30am to 3pm. Please see:
http://www.knowsley.com or telephone 0151 489 4827
Refreshments. WCs. Shop.
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Cultural events/ display
Context or principal building: great house
Site first created: After 1200
Main period of development: Mid 18th century