The ‘Yeoman’s House’ (as it is known locally) dates from the 1580s, so is a cherished historical feature in the village of West Derby. Others include the similarly-aged courthouse across the road.
The stocks to one side, and the beautiful red brick cottages around the entrance to Croxteth Park add to the historic landscape. That’s not to mention the other monuments dotted around the area too, and the great history of West Derby in general.
Yeoman’s House photo gallery
The building was put up for sale in 2017, so new photos were taken by estate agents. The photos below are all from the estate agents who put the property on the market:
This enormous fireplace brings to mind the vast feasts that the Tudors are associated with. Yet the yeoman was generally only middling on the social scale. Still, entertaining (and keeping one step ahead of the Joneses) was a part of life.
Seen also in the previous image, the tiled floor is a thing of beauty. The exposed beams are on display too, and this shot looks like something out of a museum, or a church, than a residence. Some work is required to make it a home.
Even the stairs have heavy stone surrounds! The steps themselves are stone too, demonstrating just how solid this building is from foundations to eaves. (In fact, those sharp-edges stairs look new, and could be concrete).
An imaginative addition to the house, in the form of a shower basin beneath a sandstone arch.
This upstairs room has wooden floorboards rather than the tiles seen downstairs. There’s also a Victorian-looking basin in one corner.
Another first floor room – a bedroom with fireplace. You can see exposed stud walls here, and although the wood looks new, it’s not dissimilar to panels in other houses of the era to divide staircases and rooms.
An upstairs room with a fireplace (and basin!). The floorboards forming the ceiling look new, and those on the floor look well-maintained.
Part of the roof space, showing the exposed beams and the building materials and syles of the wall and alcove.
This is the rear of the Yeoman’s House, showing the shape of the buildings and the large grass area of the garden. There’s a more modern extension on the back, and the garden goes around the back of the next door garage.