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MAGHULL, a township-chapelry in Halsall parish, Lancashire; on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, and on the Liverpool and Ormskirk railway, 5 miles SSW of Ormskirk. It has a station on the railway, and a postoffice under Liverpool. Acres, 2,073. Real property, 8,439. Pop., 1,144. Houses, 196. The property is much subdivided. Maghull Hall is the seat of B. French, Esq.; Manor House, of H. M'Elroy, Esq.; and Moss-Side House, of T. Harrison, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, 155. Patron, the Rector of Halsall. The church is a good plain edifice, of varions dates. There are a national school, and charities 4.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Ormskirk and Skelmersdale libraries.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Maghull.

Church History

Church Records

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The registers of the parish church, St Andrew, have been published by the Lancashire Parish Register Society as follows.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Maghull area is Sefton South.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Maghull was a township in the parish of Halsall.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Maghull 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.


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