Croxteth Hall was the stately home of the Molyneux family, the Earls of Sefton.
The oldest part of the hall was built in 1575, additional wings were added and it was transformed over the centuries from an Elizabethan hunting lodge to the building you see today.
The vast north range was added in 1902-04 by the 5th Earl, to designs by John MacVicar Anderson. This closed the courtyard and Croxteth Hall became a fully-equipped Edwardian mansion.
In 1952 a fire started in the west wing and gutted many of the important interiors at Croxteth Hall. When the 7th and last Earl of Sefton died in 1972 the estate was broken up although the Hall and part of the Estate grounds were gifted to the city.