Rock Bank, Palmerston Road, Mossley Hill, Liverpool L18


7 Bedrooms
7 Bathrooms

Sutton Kersh have been retained to offer for sale this stunning example of Victorian architecture within the heart of this picturesque, affluent and desirable district. ‘Rock Bank’, will of doubt continue to be a family home, not only to be enjoyed but also adored.

Steeped in history and displaying some of the finest brickwork and detailed stone masonry within the local area, this property will no doubt provide the successful purchaser with an enviable lifestyle.

Approached via a sweeping in and out driveway with decorative peers, the property is enveloped by beautiful gardens and enjoys delightful and well proportioned accommodation over three levels in addition to a substantial basement. Much of the original character and charm has been retained throughout the dwelling such as detailed joinery work, wonderful high ceilings, coved and cornice work as well as many of the original windows.

A full schedule of the accommodation is provided within this brochure along with a photographic inventory. Viewings can be arranged strictly by appointment with the Allerton Road sales office of Sutton Kersh.

The Property

One of Liverpool's most impressive properties, 'Rockbank' will offer any prospective purchaser with an enviable lifestyle underpinned by it's Grade II listed status. Enjoying a prominent corner position with Palmerston Road and Elmsley Road, the property offers a sweeping in and out driveway which is so impressive it was previously used in the filming of a Sherlock Holmes episode. The driveway is accessible via twin sets of gates supported by decorative sandstone piers complemented further by an extensive sandstone boundary wall. The property is set back from the road and is breath taking in appearance. Stone steps with decorative ironmongery lead up to a period cast iron pitched glazed entrance porch supported by cast iron pilasters. A deep red entrance door again enjoying cast iron pilasters to either side, is set into a carved stone and pressed yellow brick surround with leaded light stained glass windows and fan light to complement. The internal accommodation (truncated)


A substantial in and out driveway accessible from both Palmerston Road and Elmsley Road serves the property. The majority of the boundary wall is finished in sandstone with decorative copings and impressive piers. The entrance door is surrounded by cast iron pilasters and leaded light glass work.

Vestibule Entrance (3m x 1.8m)

Terracotta tiled floor, Victorian radiator and wide architraves to door casings, deep skirting boards. Internal twin etched glass doors with surrounding detailed joinery and fan light leads into the reception hall.

Reception Hall

Over two levels with the focal point being an impressive return staircase leading to the upper floors, turned newel posts, decorative spindles and carved string. Exposed floor boards, deep skirting boards and wide architraves to door casings and an ornate arch complemented by a coved ceiling. Steps lead down to the lower ground floor.

Drawing Room (5.5m x 4.6m)

An impressive and elegant room with a square bay incorporating sash windows with detailed wood panelled surround and decorative pilasters overlooking the front garden, two further windows to the sides, stripped and varnished floor boards, period marble fire surround with arched head grate, glazed tiles and corresponding hearth complemented by an open fire, deep skirting boards, wide architraves to door casings, picture rail, coved ceiling with ceiling rose.

Sitting Room (6.1m x 4.5m)

With a corresponding square bay window with inset sash windows to the drawing room with decorative surround, a beautiful marble fireplace with arched head grate and open fire, deep skirting boards and wide architraves to door casings, detailed coved ceiling with pierced relief and ceiling rose.

Ante-Space (3.7m x 1.8m)

Serving the rear hall study. Leaded light stained glass door, radiator, window.

Family Room (5.4m x 3.7m)

An impressive wall mounted mirror with decorative moulded surround and sash windows to either side being the focal point of the room, deep skirting boards, wide architraves to door casings, radiator, picture rail, coved ceiling with pierced relief. From the main hallway there is a lower hall leading to the snug and family dining kitchen.

Snug (6.7m x 2.7m)

A delightful room having beautiful cast iron fireplace with living flame gas fire and tiled hearth, splayed bay window with French doors leading onto side terrace and garden, Victorian finned radiator, all of which is complemented by an ornate arch with stucco detail, deep skirting boards, wide architraves, picture rail, and coved ceiling.

Family Dining Kitchen (6.9m x 4.9m)

A spacious, bright and ergonomic part of the property with a quality wooden fronted fitted kitchen offering base, wall and drawer units incorporating glazed display cabinets, a combination of stone and wooden work surfaces incorporating a double bowl sink unit with mixer tap, a range cooker set into an open chimney breast, central island again enjoying a stone work surface. Wood stripped flooring, two radiators, four sash windows and access to the basement.

Rear Hall

With WC and door to rear.

WC (2m x 1.5m)

Close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, radiator.

Laundry & Utility Room (3.9m x 3.3m)

Base, wall and drawer units, work surfaces incorporating a 11/2 bowl stainless sink unit, plumbing for washing machine, vent for tumble dryer, peninsular bar, tiled floor, part tiled walls and sash window.

Upper Floor Accommodation

The elegant staircase leads to a half landing.

Half Landing

With the staircase continuing to the main landing.

Master Bedroom (7.2m x 3.7m)

Fabulous splayed bay sash windows inset overlooking the garden, radiator, deep skirting boards, wide architraves, radiator, picture rail, coved ceiling.

Dressing Room (4m x 1.7m)

Ample hanging rails and storage.

En-Suite Shower Room (4m x 2.7m)

A five piece suite comprising a bath unit set into a marble surround, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, bidet, shower enclosure. Much of the walls and floor are finished in high quality marble. Sash window.

Bedroom 2 (4.5m x 3.9m)

Sash window, fireplace with arched head grate, picture rail, coved ceiling, original cupboard and radiator.

Bathroom (2.2m x 1.7m)

A cast iron ball and claw roll-top bath, high level flush, an original porcelain sink unit and cosmetic storage under, finned radiator, sash window, and wooden floor.

Main Landing

Elegant, spacious and enjoying French windows leading onto the roof top of the front porch and being overlooked by a charming galleried landing serving the upper floor rooms. The landing also enjoys deep skirting boards, wide architraves, radiator, coved and corniced ceiling.

Bedroom 3 (4.5m x 4.5m)

A beautiful room with detailed sash windows with arched head and decorative pilasters and panelled surround, wide architraves, picture rail and coved ceiling.

Bedroom 4

Unaccessible at time of our inspection.

Bedroom 5

Unaccessible at time of our inspection.

Second Floor

Continuation of elegant staircase leading to the part galleried landing overlooking the main landing.

Shower Room (2.2m x 1.5m)

Comprising glazed shower enclosure, integrated WC with cosmetic and vanity unit also incorporating a wash basin, mirror and cosmetic cupboard over, fully tiled walls, and tiled floor.

Bedroom 6 (7.3m x 4.5m)

A beautiful room with double aspect sash windows, radiator, cast iron fire surround, and a range of fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 7 (4.5m x 3.9m)

Sash window, radiator, fireplace, coved ceiling. Door accessible via a short flight of steps leads to an attic room or potentially bedroom eight.

Attic Room Or Potentiality Bedroom 8 (4.4m x 3.7m)

A trio of sash windows. Door leading to the tank room and servant room, skylight and a hidden staircase connecting to the first floor.


Accessible from the kitchen via stone steps and leading into a total of four rooms and a hallway.

Room 1

Original shelving.

Room 2

Currently a tool store.

Room 3

A spacious room housing the heating system.

Room 4

Currently used as a coal and wood store.


Sensational gardens which envelop the property and beautiful, mature and established and are served by sweeping in and out driveway with twin access points. There is also a side driveway shielded by a tree canopy leading to the rear of the property into the garage. There are areas of lawns and a beautiful stone terrace serving the side of the dwelling with ornate retaining walls leading to the rear. Mature and established hedging is complemented further by a wide variety of mature trees and a quality summer house with roof weathered in slate. Ample parking is available.

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