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Melling in Halsall

MELLING, a township-chapelry in Halsall parish, Lancashire; on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, adjacent to the river Alt, and to the East Lancashire railway, 1 mile SE of Maghull r. station, and 7 NNE of Liverpool. It has a postal letter-box under Liverpool. Acres, 2,120. Real property, £5,430; of which £100 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 662; in 1861, 728. Houses, 126. The chief landowners are Lord Skelmersdale, the Earl of Derby, and T. W. Blundell, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £120. Patron, the Rector of Halsall. The church was rebuilt in 1834; is in the pointed style; and contains several handsome tablets. There are a national schoo1, with £25 a year from endowment, and a Roman Catholic school.

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

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Ormskirk and Skelmersdale libraries.

Cemeteries

  • St Thomas, Rock Lane, Melling in Halsall, Church of England

Churches

  • St Thomas, Rock Lane, Melling in Halsall, Church of England

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Melling in Halsall area is Sefton South.

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Historical Geography

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

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Maps

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Melling in Halsall 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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