The Old Court House is a grade II* listed building containing a steward's bench and jury benches with backs of turned rods surrounding table and a small room to rear has pigeon holes for records. It dates back more than 400 years to 1586, built on the order of Elizabeth I, and is located on the site of a previous courthouse. It functioned both as an administrative centre and as a court dealing with minor offences; the hereditary stewards of the court were the Molyneux family who owned large areas of Liverpool.
The red sandstone structure was restored and conserved in 2005 and is now the only free-standing post-medieval courthouse in Britain. Joint custodians of the courthouse are the city council and the West Derby Society.