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Published: 01 May 2022

224 Pages | 100 color illustrations

10 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9781800856196

Bookseller Code (01)

Greenbank House and the University of Liverpool

A History

Author Adrian Allen

Liverpool University Press

  • Through the study of a distinctive residence in Liverpool, this is a history of an influential family of merchants, whose sense of obligation led them to repay through philanthropic action the gratitude they owed to the city and their fellow citizens.
  • The first history of the distinctive residence, Greenbank House, drawing on the archives as well as the recollections of alumni and former staff of the University.
  • Relates the history of Greenbank House closely to those who lived there and those who worked there over last two centuries.
  • Casts a fresh light on the relationship between members of the Rathbone family and the University of Liverpool, and on the perceived role of the University.
  • Provides an account of the various phases in the major repair and restoration of Greenbank House, a grade 2* listed building, boasting 18th century, Gothic and Victorian wings.