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Downholland Cross

DOWN-HOLLAND, a township in Halsall parish, Lancashire; on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 3½ miles W by S of Ormskirk. Acres, 3, 474. Real property, £5,720. Pop., 748. Houses, 133.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Ormskirk and Skelmersdale libraries.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Downholland area is West Lancashire.

Description and Travel

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Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Downholland to another place.

Historical Geography

In 1835 Downholland was a township in the parish of Halsall.
You can see the administrative areas in which Downholland Cross has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


View maps of Downholland Cross and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD365069 (Lat/Lon: 53.554862, -2.960017), Downholland Cross which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Downholland 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.


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.