The Hispanic Liverpool Community Collection

Belem Tower site (Aigburth Drive, July 2015)

Contributed by:

Kirsty Hooper

Date added:

Jul 31, 2015

Photographed by:

Kirsty Hooper

Date of the photo:

27 July 2015

Location of the photo:

Belem Tower, Aigburth Drive, Liverpool

Description of the Photo:
The photograph shows the sandstone gatepost to the demolished mansion house, Belem Tower.

Additional information:
The mansion Belem Tower was built between 1871 and 1881 for James and Penelope Adam, and named after the famous landmark in Penelope's home city of Lisbon. It was demolished between 1954 and 1959, and replaced with a tower block. After remaining derelict for some years, the site (including the tower block) is now being restored. I spoke to the security guard for the site (you can see him on the photograph, in yellow!), who told me that the owners have been told to keep the sandstone gatepost, and that it will therefore remain in situ (it's currently hidden behind the black hoardings).

Read more about Liverpool's original Belem Tower