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William Bird's House

This rather oddly shaped old house still stands on the corner of Limekiln Lane and Poulton Bridge Road and is
reputed to be the oldest left standing in Wallasey.  The date stone is somewhat controversial as the text is
not clear and a variety of styles of writings were used over the century's.  There have been many
suggestions of the year on the date stone including 1697, 1627, 1691; however i believe it to be 1621.  The
stone also bears the initials W.B.M which i would suggest stands for William "middle name (unknown) " Bird.

The house is made from well fashioned sandstone blocks and is typical for architecture for the 17th century
farmers dwelling.  At that time there would have been open pastures around there area with small houses
and outbuildings dotted around  the area.  It is impress to think that the occupiers of this house lived during
the reign of King James 1st of England.  
Birds House 2008
Birds House 2008
Birds House 2008
Photograph Copyright E.Mitford Abraham / Bluecoat Press, Liverpool.
Photograph © E.Mitford Abraham / Bluecoat Press, Liverpool.
Birds House in 2008 Front Axis
Birds House in 2008 Front Axis
The Controversial Date Stone - You Decide !!
Additional photographs Taken by me:
Mr Birds House on the 1851 Map showing its locality to other buildings in the area
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