(~ 1850 - present)
| Markland Lodge was built
in Victorian times as part of the "Huyton Park" villa estate development to the
east of the village of Huyton. The rail link to Liverpool and Manchester
had recently been completed (1830 - the first real passenger line in the
world), and Huyton was beginning to expand as a Victorian commuter
In 1873, there was a grandiose scheme for building a huge villa estate to the east of Huyton, but Victoria Road and Huyton Church Road were the only roads actually built. The style of the area is typical of Victorian villa estates; large houses and gardens set back from the road. The houses were built in a variety of styles typical of the period, and Markland Lodge was brick built in Flemish bond with, perhaps surprisingly, no bay windows and a rather shallow roof.
The list of owners or occupants of the house is shown below. Details are from Kelly's and Gore's Directories for the period, and also from H M Land Registry. When dates seemed to conflict, Land Registry dates have been used. There are links to other pages of information about the owners and the area - see the details below.