Historic Parishes (1851)

This is a map of all the parishes in the Liverpool area and slightly beyond, as they were in 1851, plus some Anglican churches from the era.

There is scant information at the moment (much taken from David Lewis’s excellent The Churches of Liverpool), but this will be added to over time.

When you read when a church was ‘built’, this might mean it was opened, or completed, or consecrated, depending on the information I have to hand. These events, of course, might all have occurred in the same year anyway.

When I state when it was ‘demolished’, this might mean it closed that year and no further history is known. It implies the church building is no longer there. Churches which are no longer used for services, but still exist, are not labelled as demolished.

Sometimes I have had to give a year when it is only roughly known, and this is mentioned in the notes.

You can search for a parish using the magnifying glass icon, and click on ‘Show churches‘ see some of the places of worship.

13 thoughts on “Historic Parishes (1851)

    • Hi John,

      That’s fantastic! I don’t know why that didn’t come up in my searches last week. It’s got a grid reference and everything. Thanks for that. Nothing’s too obvious for me! ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Vera Kellett says:

    Looking for possibly Stables around Leycester Street in the 1850-1890s my great, great, grandparents were team owners and had horses that also delivered goods to the docks and pulled trams. They also had stables at 20 Whittle Street Kirkdale
    Any information would be much appreciated. Owners name was Catherine Bigley

  • Hi
    I’m looking for Sandy’s Lane, Toxteth Park – I’m researching my family tree and I’ve discovered that my great great grandfather lived there in 1881
    They were O’Briens (sometimes went by Brown O’Brien)

  • Peter Thompson says:

    looking for friends we meet on a cruise last month Ann and her brother Robert they live in a village in Liverpool originally only rented out to members of the Roman Catholic faith Ann looks after Robert who has some health problems and has a job as a dinner lady in the local school. Unfortunately did not get there details before leaving Malta

  • In 1974 23rd ? closest Sunday myself, wife and eldest daughter walked around the corner of Arkles road. To go to a service and no St Simons and St Judes on where it used to be. The biggest disappointment of my life. On the site was an old peoples retirement home. Which was quiet a nice building. Called Simonsfield I think. I got onto the city Council who at that time may have all been Ostriches. Like burying their heads in the sand. Tried The Cathedral, “no knocked down in 1987”, never heard by email even back in NZ. Then my concern was the Placque of the various Military who had died in different wars. Plus a Memorial stain glass window to commemorate a 20 year old son of Mr & Mrs McGlory. ho was the Flight Engineer and the crew of a Manchester Bomber. I on’t think thre were any graves as the plane blew up in midair. I was in the Boys Brigade 10th Liverpool Company and attended the Presentation and Dedication. It took a while to find the Memorial window and is at the R A F Museum Hendon London. The inside of St Simons was Absolutely Postively beautiful. I wish as an old member of St Simons Youth from 5 Years old to 17 1/2 years old we had thought of giving the outside a good clean of the stonework Covered with the soot and other nasties’ from Clarence Dock Power Station and other Industries. Hope you ill be able to correct this error as it could be a real problem for Reasearchers’ in other fields. Thank you with Best Regards. Ken B

  • frank johnson says:

    Hello all,
    I’m researching my dad’s birth place, at 52 or 54 Upper Stanhope Street, Toxteth, Liverpool 8.
    Iv’e found some photos of the top end, showing some of the original buildings, to the north side of the street. But nothing of the buildings further down towards the Wesleyan Chapel, which I think was knocked down in 1931. Number 52 to 54 was on the same side as the chapel, he was born in 1925. I think the area was cleared in the 1960’s? He was christened in Holy Trinity, demolished in 1941, that was located at the lower end of Upper Parliament Street, by Ashwell Street, just a few hundred yards away. I’ve seen an engraving of the Wesleyan Chapel, but never a photo, his house would have been on the east side. Thanks to anyone who can throw some light on the area.
    Frank Johnson

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