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PARR, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Prescot parish, Lancashire. The village stands near the Sankey canal, the St. Helens railway, and the Liverpooland Manchester railway, 1½ mile E S E of St. Helens r.station; and has a post-office under St. Helens. The township contains also the hamlets of Parr-Flat, Ashton-Green, and Blackbrook. Acres, 1,601. Real property, £35,208; of which £20,292 are in mines, £29 in the canal, and £68 in gas-works . Pop. in 1851, 4,875; in 1861, 8,253. Houses, 1,419. The manor belonged anciently to the family of Parr; one of whom was Sir Thomas Parr. There are extensive collieries, large alkali works, and copper works. The chapelry excludes part of the township, and was constituted in 1844. 1861, 4,712. Houses, 824. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £300.* Patron, the Incumbent of St. Helens. The church was built in 1865, in room of a previous one destroyed by fire, but on a different-site. There are a dis-senting chapel, two national schools, 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 St.Helens library.


  • St Peter, Broad Oak Road, Church of England



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Parr area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Parr area is St Helens.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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


View maps of Parr and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ532948 (Lat/Lon: 53.447866, -2.706144), Parr which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Parr 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.