Court housing

Experience life in 26 Court, Burlington Street, North Liverpool in 1870.

This is the Scotland Road area, one of the most overcrowded and neglected parts of Victorian Liverpool. Small houses built off dark, narrow courtyards provided cheap housing for the huge numbers of people moving to the city at this time.

Discover who lived here, what their lives were like and what happened to them in this full scale reconstruction of a Liverpool court.

Watch a short film exploring the history of the courts from those built in the early 1700s as Liverpool's population started to expand, to those still lived-in until shortly before their demolition in the 1960s. An excerpt of the film is shown above.

replica of doorways round a tiny brick walled courtyard

© Mark McNulty