Huyton Towntrail - Part 4

Further along Hall Lane on the right side is School Lane, which represents the last terraced housing typical of the Huyton Quarry area of the 1800's. Continue along Hall Lane to approach the traffic lights where on your left used to be the site of an ancient 'Moated Hall' formerly a residence of the Harrington family up to c1700. Little is known about the Hall only that it was stated to be in a poor condition in 1825, and by 1850, the site had been cleared.

The road to the left of the traffic lights is Wilson Road, the main route through Huyton Industrial Estate, and is named after Harold Wilson, former Prime Minister and Labour M.P. for Huyton. This road once featured large factory sites such as Huntley & Palmers biscuits and Princess Foods, employing a large workforce. Today, the factory units in the industrial sector are numerous but generally of a more modest size.