Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WEst Derby is a suburb in the north of Liverpool, Merseyside, England. IT is also a Liverpool City Council ward. AT the 2001 Census, the population of the ward was 14,801 (7,182 males, 7,619 females). MEntioned in the Domesday Book, West Derby achieved significance far earlier than Liverpool itself. THe name West Derby comes from a Old Norse word meaning "place of the wild beasts" and named an administrative area called the West Derby hundred, or West Derbyshire, which covered south west Lancashire. IT was home to the Earls of Sefton (family name Molyneux), whose house, Croxteth Hall, and the surrounding countryside estate now forms Croxteth Park, an attractive public space.