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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.

Location information:

Address: Knowsley Hall, Knowsley Park, Prescot, Liverpool, L34 4AG

Locality: Liverpool

Local Authorities:

Merseyside; Knowsley

Historical County: Lancashire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 108 Grid Ref: SJ445935
Latitude: 53.4353 Longitude: -2.83687


North-east of Liverpool, close to the M57 junction 2.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Safari Park and facilities open daily except Christmas Day. Core hours 10.30am to 3pm. Please see: or telephone 0151 489 4827

Visitor information:

Refreshments. WCs. Shop.

Key information:

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

Survival: Extant

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