LITHERLAND, a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict in Sefton parish, West Derby district, Lancashire. The township lies on the coast, on the Southport and Liverpool railway, and on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 4 miles N by W of Liverpool; and contains the hamlet of Seaforth and a portion of Waterloo, each of which has a station on the railway and a post office under Liverpool. Acres, 1,914; of which 7 5 are water. Real property, £19,961. Pop. in 1851, 2,252; in 1861, 3,632. Houses, 597. The increase of pop. arose from proximity to the harbour of Liverpool, and to the extension of trade there. The manor belongs to the Earl of Sefton; and much of the land, to him, and to the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone. Seaforth Hall and Seaforth House are chief residences; but a great many fine villas are in Seaforth and Waterloo, and command charming views of the Mersey. The chapelry was constituted in 1842, and includes but a portion of the township; the rest of which is in the two chapelries of Waterloo. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £87.* Patron, the Rector of Sefton. The church is a handsome structure of white stone; and consists of nave, aisles, transepts, and chancel, with tower and spire. There is a national school. The sub-district contains all the township, and also five other townships of Sefton. Acres, 6,269. Pop., 5,084. Houses, 836.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
Details about the census records, and indexes for Down Litherland.
|St Andrew Church of England, Litherland|
|St John and St James, Litherland, Church of England|
|St Paul, Litherland, Church of England|
|St Philip Church of England, Litherland|
|St Thomas, Seaforth, Church of England|
|Elm Rd, Seaforth, Congregational|
|Gladstone Rd, Seaforth, Wesleyan Methodist|
|Litherland Park, Litherland, Wesleyan Methodist|
|Seaforth Caradoc Mission, Presbyterian|
The Register Office covering the Down Litherland area is Sefton South.
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"LITHERLAND, (or Waterloo), a township in the parish of Sefton, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 5 miles N.W. of Liverpool, its post town. This township, which is situated near the coast, includes the hamlet of Seaforth, a watering-place, and a portion of Waterloo. It is traversed by the Leeds canal and Southport railway. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the rectory of Sefton, in the diocese of Chester. The church, which is situated at Seaforth, is dedicated to St. Thomas. It is a neat edifice with a round tower, and was erected in 1815 at the expense of the late Sir John Gladstone. There .are two National schools, also a Roman Catholic school. Seaforth Hall and Seaforth House are the principal residences. The Earl of Sefton is lord of the manor.
"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."
In 1835 Down Litherland was a township in the parish of Sefton.
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