The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"HALEWOOD, a township in the parish of Childwall, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 5 miles S. of Prescot, its post town. It is situated near the river Mersey, and the Manchester and Garston section of the London and North-Western railway has a station in the village. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £394 18s. 8d. The village is considerable. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Childwall. The church is a small ancient structure situated at Woolton."