What’s in a word?
Eikberg ..the hill where oak trees grow
The word Aigburth is derived from the Old Norse eik and berg, meaning “oak-tree hill”. The name is probably derived from the presence of a sacred oak grove in the area.
Our garden centre is built on land rich in history. It sits on the site that was part of a monastic farm, Stanlaw Grange, which existed as far back as 1292 (according to a record in the Coucher Book of Whalley Abbey compiled in that year).
Our front wall dates back to this time and the gap you see served as a window when it was part of the farm.
When restoring our wall in 2013 we made this great find: clay pipe dating back to the 1200s!
There is a very interesting extract from Yo! Liverpool Forum talking about the monasteries