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Aintree

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AINTREE, a township in Sephton parish, Lancashire; on the Alt river and the Leeds canal, 6 miles NNE of Liverpool. It has a post office under Liverpool, a station on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, and an Episcopalian chapel; and it contains, with a grand stand built in 1830, a race-course, 1½ mile round, where the Liverpool races are run in February and July. Acres, 825. Pop., 300. Houses, 52.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Aintree area is Liverpool

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"AINTREE, a township in the parish of Sefton, and hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 miles to the N.E. of Liverpool. It is situated on the Leeds canal and the river Alt, and is a station on the Southport branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway. The living is a curacy in the diocese of Chester. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. There is a racecourse and large stand in the township."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Aintree was a township in the parish of Sefton.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Aintree 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.

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Societies

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