53°22′52″N 2°56′24″W / 53.381°N 2.940°W / 53.381; -2.940 Sefton Park is a district within the city of Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom. The area is part of the Liverpool City Council Ward of Mossley Hill and is a designated conservation area.[1]

The district surrounds the park from which it takes its name, Sefton Park, which was laid out in the 1860s. Greenbank House on Greenbank Lane dates from 1787, and was the home of the Rathbone family.

The original urbanisation of the area was mainly in the Victorian era, with large Victorian villas, particularly facing the park itself, and terraces and apartment blocks on nearby streets. In the 1820s, some wealthy members of the Chian diaspora settled here.[2]

Lark Lane is lined with pubs, restaurants and specialist shops.

The University of Liverpool has several halls of residence in the Sefton Park district.

There was a railway station called Sefton Park, a short distance away and confusingly facing a different park (Wavertree), but it closed in 1960. The line is still in use, and the station buildings at street level survive in the form of commercial premises. Little evidence of the station is visible at track level, above the road. The nearest railway stations still operating are St Michaels railway station and Mossley Hill railway station.


  1. ^ "Liverpool Conservation Areas 10 & 11 Princes & Sefton Parks". Walking Book. Retrieved 22 November 2022.
  2. ^ Long, Christopher. "Greek Migrations. Phanariot, Chian and other Families and the Secrets of their Success". Retrieved 23 March 2016.