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WOOLTON, a village and a chapelry in Much-Woolton township, Childwall parish, Lancashire. The vi1lage stands 2 miles NNE of Garston r. station, and 5 SE of Liverpool; was anciently called Wolveton; comprises several streets; and has a post-office under Liverpool, a police station, and a mechanics' institution. The chapelry was constituted in 1828. Pop. in 1861, 3,538. Houses, 687. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £300. Patron, the Vicar of Childwall. The church was built in 1826. There are an Independent chapel of 1864, a Wesleyan chapel of 1834, a Unitarian chapel of about the end of the 16th century, a Roman Catholic chapel of 1861, national schools, a British school, and a Roman Catholic school.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
- High Street, Congregational
- St Hilda, Speke Rd, Hunt's Cross, Church of England
- St Peter, Church Road, Church of England
- St James, High Street, Wesleyan Methodist
- St Mary, Church Rd, Roman Catholic
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