Birkdale

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BIRKDALE, a township-chapelry in North Meols parish, Lancashire; on the coast, and on the Southport railway, 1½ mile S of Southport. It has a r. station, several streets, good residences, and boarding-houses; and, in 1869, had greatly increased in pop., and was about to have a sewerage-system and public gardens. Post Town, Southport. Acres, 5,670; of which 3,435 are water. Pop. in 1861, 1,286. Houses, 237. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, 380.* Patrons, 'Trustees. The church is recent, and has a spire.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Archives and libraries

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Cemeteries

Census

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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Birkdale was a township in the parish of North Meols.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Birkdale was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

Societies

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