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Liverpool’s Historic Townships

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Liverpool’s suburbs

Historic Liverpool includes histories of Liverpool’s townships. From

the Oxford English Dictionary, via Wikpedia:

In England, a township (Latin – villa) is a local division or district of a large parish containing a village or small town usually having its own church. A township may (or may not) be co-terminous with a chapelry, manor, or other minor area of local administration.

Liverpool’s historic townships were part of either Walton-on-the-Hill, Childwall, or Huyton, as described in the Victoria County History of Lancashire. These in turn were part of the Hundred of West Derby, one of six hundreds in Lancashire, reaching all the way to the Ribble around North Meols.

Click on one of the townships to find links to articles, or a more detailed map showing the protected sites and monuments in that area.

8 responses to “Liverpool’s Historic Townships”

  1. Liam Gravesend says:

    Some of these areas aren’t actually in Liverpool;

    #Hale is in Cheshire

    #Halewood and Huyton are part of Knowsley.

    # And Bootle and Aintree are in Sefton.

    • Hi Liam,

      You’re right, those areas are not within the modern boundary of Liverpool. I’ve chosen them because they’re all in the Victoria County History of Lancashire as townships in the Hundred of West Derby, and it seemed a good idea to include a few on the edge of the modern city which are related to Liverpool’s fortunes over the years.

      Regards,
      Martin

  2. Sr Susan says:

    Looking for an area that was called Eatonfield in 1919. Can you help?

  3. Susan says:

    I have a relative that indicated he grew up in Bootle on Masefield Place. Has this district since been changed to Orrell Mount?

    • Hi Susan,

      From what I can discern from searching online, Masefield Place still counts as part of Bootle, although it may also be considered by some people as Orrell Mount too. I’m not sure what the boundaries of this are, or if there are any specific for Orrell Mount.

      Martin

  4. We are looking for a photograph of Martins Bank, 168, Allerton Road, Liverpool for the Martins Bank website and wonder if anyone has a copy which they would permit us to use subject to the appropriate recognition being given?

  5. Lisa Thomas says:

    Hello there! I am looking for any information on the history of gggrandfather Captain John McNab….the 1881 census says that was living at 3 Furness Street, Kirkdale Livepool, with his wife Martha and their daughter Jane..I am wondering if there is any history/stories of him as a Captain? This particular side of my family is a very big mystery and more then 12 of us have not found anything on him. Would you be able to help me with this.? Me as well as many family would be very grateful! Thank you in advance 🙂

  6. MAGZ MORGAN says:

    Hello, I live in Melbourne, Australia and I’m writing a memoir based on women from Liverpool. I’m a descendant of Thomas Taylor (carter then grocer)DOB 29/7/1827 & Elizabeth Finch of Everton, and his son James Alfred Taylor DOB 31/3/1866 (grocer) & Margaret Halstead Ashworth (reputed to be educated and artistic) both from Carisbrook Rd Walton, later of Ferndale Road, Hoylake.
    I’m interested in hearing from anyone who is descended from or knows of James and Margaret, or his children: Ethel Finch m. Williams, Alfred Taylor, Dorothy m. Moffat, Madge/Morfory m. Williams.

    Are any of the Taylors still in the grocery business? What happened to James Taylor’s sons to make them leave? James remarried in 1911/12 after Margaret died: does anyone know about this?
    Does anyone know anything about Margaret Halstead Ashworth and her background?

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