The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"SEAFORTH, a village and chapelry in the township of Litherland, parish of Sefton, county Lancaster, 4½ miles N.W. of Liverpool. It is a station on the W. section of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway. It is situated near the Leeds canal, and is resorted to for sea bathing. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, value £87. The church, dedicated to St. Thomas, was erected in 1815."