Historic Properties: Suburbs (South Liverpool)
Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool. L18 8BX • (0151) 478 4016
Sudley House is one of the few period homes decorated in a Victorian style that still has many of its original features. It is also the only surviving Victorian merchant art collection in Britain still hanging in its original location. Explore this merchant's house with its period furniture and beautiful paintings.
The history of Sudley House begins in the first decade of the 19th century. Nicholas Robinson, a rich corn merchant, bought the land for £4500. The exact date of the house is unknown, and neither is the architect. Some exterior features suggest it may be the work of Thomas Harrison.
Sudley was then sold to George Holt. He made many alterations to the property. He transferred the main entrance from the eastern to the northern front, creating a garden veranda on the eastern side. He extended the western end, which included building the tower. Many of the features added since the 1880s can still be seen. The fireplaces, lincrusta wallpapers and oak panelling are still in place. The carved marble fireplace in the dining room bears the Holt family crest. It may have been acquired on one of the family's trips to Italy.
The ground floor has paintings by Turner, Rossetti, Holman Hunt and many other great artists. The first floor contains the childhood room, costume room, small world room and special exhibitions.
Free Entry, Light Refreshments Available.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open 10am-5pm daily (please check the website for any late changes). Free admission.
Advance booking is not required.
Located to the south east of Liverpool, just south of Sefton Park.
Mossley Hill railway station: 15 minutes walk.
Free onsite parking available.
Discover Sudley House in Mossley Hill, Liverpool. A unique art gallery, housing paintings and vintage fashion in a beautiful, leafy setting.
Sudley House, Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool. L18 8BX • (0151) 478 4016
Last Updated Monday 20 April 2020
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