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Pictures of Speke Hall

a Historic Building in the town of Liverpool, in the county of Merseyside

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About Speke Hall

Sandwiched between the urban sprawl of Liverpool, Speke Hall is an astonishing survival from the past - a magnificent, unspoilt Tudor mansion, lying in its own gardens and woodland.

The house, seemingly little altered, was built for the Norris family between around 1490 and 1613. Amazingly, the buildings, although of differing dates, are all of the same style, the decorative black and white timbering, typical of Cheshire and Lancashire.

Speke Hall has four wings set around a courtyard. The great hall is the oldest part of the house, this has a huge battlemented Tudor fireplace at one end, at the other is glorious Flemish panelling carved with the busts of Roman emperors. The parlour has a rich Elizabethan ceiling and an overmantel with relief representing three generations of the Norris family. Many of the rooms show elaborate wallpapers by William Morris and sumptuous furnishings from the Hall's Victorian period.

The house contains a number of priest holes and secret hiding places, and there is good oak furniture collected by the Wyatt family, who bought the house in 1796. Richard Wyatt and his family spent time and money restoring the house. Later, Miss Adelaide Wyatt bequeathed the house back to descendents of the Norris family, the original owners of Speke Hall, and it was passed to the National Trust in 1944

The kitchens and servants quarters have been fully restored and equipped, this allows for an insight as to have the people employed worked and lived.

The fully restored gardens offer quiet woodland walks and excellent views over the Mersey basin towards the hills of Wales.

There is a shop for souvenirs, a cafe for refreshments and in the grounds there are pleasant picnic spots. The National Trust organises special events throughout the year and the hall can be hired for functions.

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