1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland
"CHILDWALL, a parish in the hundred of West Derby, in the county of Lancaster, 5 miles from Liverpool, and 4 from Prescot. It includes the townships of Allerton, Childwall, Halewood, Speke, Little Woolton, and Much Woolton, and the chapelries of Garston, Hale, and Wavertree. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester, value £456, in the patronage of the bishop. There are also eight district churches in this parish, the livings of which are perpetual curacies, viz.: that at Wavertree, value £117; at Woolton, value £220, which, with that at Halewood, is in the patronage of the vicar; at Garston, value £138, in the patronage of Richard Watt, Esq.; at Hale, value £105, in the patronage of J. I. Blackburn, Esq.; St. Mary's, value £100, in the patronage of the Bishop of Chester; St. Anne, Aigburth, and another at Grassendale, in the patronage of trustees. At a short distance from the village is Childwall Hall, a seat of the Marquis of Salisbury."