"BIRKDALE, a township-chapelry in North Meols parish, Lancashire; on the coast, and on the Southport railway, 1½ mile S of Southport. It has a r. station, several streets, good residences, and boarding-houses; and, in 1869, had greatly increased in pop., and was about to have a sewerage-system and public gardens. Post Town, Southport. Acres, 5,670; of which 3,435 are water. Pop. in 1861, 1,286. Houses, 237. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £380.* Patrons, 'Trustees. The church is recent, and has a spire."
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
Local studies information is held at Ormskirk library.
Details about the census records, and indexes for Birkdale.
|St James Church of England, Birkdale|
|St John, Ainsdale, Church of England|
|St John, Birkdale, Church of England|
|St Mary's Mission, Birkdale, Church of England|
|St Peter Church of England, Birkdale|
|Boundary Rd , Birkdale, United Reformed|
|Grosvenor Rd Congregational, Birkdale|
|Station Road, Ainsdale, Congregational|
|Brighton Rd, Birkdale, Wesleyan Methodist|
|Chatham Rd, Birkdale, United Methodist Free Church|
|Liverpool Rd, Ainsdale, Wesleyan Methodist|
|Liverpool Rd, Birkdale, Wesleyan Methodist|
|Wesley, Birkdale, Wesleyan Methodist|
|Birkdale Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Lancashire|
|Our Lady of Lourdes , Birkdale, Roman Catholic|
|Sacred Heart, Ainsdale, Roman Catholic|
|St Joseph, Birkdale, Roman Catholic|
|St Teresa Roman Catholic, Birkdale|
The Register Office covering the Birkdale area is Sefton North.
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"BIRKDALE, a township and chapelry in the parish of North Meols, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 7 miles to the N.W. of Ormskirk. Southport is its post town. It is situated on the sea-coast, and is a station on the Liverpool and Southport railway The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, value £200, in the patronage of trustees. The church, which has been recently erected, is dedicated to St. James"
"BALL'S, a village in the hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 8 miles from Ormskirk."
"AINSDALE, a hamlet in the chapelry of Formby, parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, and hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 11 miles to the N.E. of Liverpool. It is a station on the Southport branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway."
In 1835 Birkdale was a township in the parish of North Meols.
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