CHILDWALL, a township in West Derby district and a parish in West Derby and Prescot districts, Lancashire. The township lies adjacent to the Liverpool and Manchester railway, between Broad Green and Roby stations, 4¼ miles E of Liverpool. Acres, 828. Real property, £3,198. Pop., 174. Houses, 25. The parish includes also the townships of Wavertree, Allerton, Garston, Speke, Hale, Halewood, Little Woolton, and Much Woolton; extends from the suburbs of Liverpool, 9 miles up the Mersey; and contains the post offices of Wavertree, Garston, Broad-Green, Woolton, Grassendale, and Halewood under Liverpool, and Hale under Warrington. Acres, 1,327; of which 6,850 are water. Real property, £11, 561. Pop., 1,917. Houses, 3,115. The property is much subdivided. The manor, with Childwall Hall, belongs to the Marquis of Salisbury. A cell to Holme priory anciently stood near Childwall Hall. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Chester. Value, £456.* Patron, the Bishop of Chester. The church was repaired in 1853. The rectories of St. Mary, Wavertree, Woolton, and Halewood, the vicarages of Garston, Aigburth, and Grassendale, and the p. curacy of Hale are separate benefices. Dissenting chapels and public schools are in various parts. Markland, the critic, and the Child of Hale, were natives.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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"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."
"THINGWALL, a hamlet in the parish of Childwall, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 6 miles W. of Liverpool, on the Manchester railway."
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