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LITHERLAND, a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict in Sefton parish, West Derby district, Lancashire. The township lies on the coast, on the Southport and Liverpool railway, and on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 4 miles N by W of Liverpool; and contains the hamlet of Seaforth and a portion of Waterloo, each of which has a station on the railway and a post office under Liverpool. Acres, 1,914; of which 7 5 are water. Real property, £19,961. Pop. in 1851, 2,252; in 1861, 3,632. Houses, 597. The increase of pop. arose from proximity to the harbour of Liverpool, and to the extension of trade there. The manor belongs to the Earl of Sefton; and much of the land, to him, and to the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone. Seaforth Hall and Seaforth House are chief residences; but a great many fine villas are in Seaforth and Waterloo, and command charming views of the Mersey. The chapelry was constituted in 1842, and includes but a portion of the township; the rest of which is in the two chapelries of Waterloo. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £87.* Patron, the Rector of Sefton. The church is a handsome structure of white stone; and consists of nave, aisles, transepts, and chancel, with tower and spire. There is a national school. The sub-district contains all the township, and also five other townships of Sefton. Acres, 6,269. Pop., 5,084. Houses, 836.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
- St Andrew, Stanley Rd, Church of England
- St John and St James, Monfa Rd, Bootle, Church of England
- St Paul, Hatton Hill Rd & Sonning Ave, Church of England
- St Philip, Orrell Lane, Church of England
- Litherland Park, Wilson's Lane, Wesleyan Methodist
- English Martyrs , School Lane, Roman Catholic
- Our Lady Queen of Peace, Kirkstone Road West, Roman Catholic
- St Elizabeth of Hungary, Webster St, Roman Catholic
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In 1835 Down Litherland was a township in the parish of Sefton.
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