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Edge Hill

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"EDGE-HILL, a suburb and five chapelries in West Derby district, Lancashire. The suburb adjoins the E side of Liverpool; lies on the Liverpool and Manchester railway; includes a pleasant eminence near the road to Prescot; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Liverpool. The chapelries are St. Mary, St. Stephen, St. Jude, St. Timothy, and St. Catherine: the two last constituted in 1862 and 1863. The first four are p. curacies, and St.is a vicarage, in the diocese of Chester. Value of St. M. and St. J., each £300; of St. S., £300;* of St. T., £200; of St. C., £230. Patron of St. M., J. Stewart, Esq.; of St. S., St. J., and St. C., Trustees; of St. T., not reported. The five churches are modern; the newest built in 1863."

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Liverpool library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Edge Hill area is Liverpool

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"EDGEHILL, a chapelry in the parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, hundred of West Derby, county palatine of Lancaster. It is within the limits of the borough of Liverpool, about 1 mile to the S.E., and forms a pleasant suburb, including the Liverpool Botanic Garden. At this point the Manchester railway branches off into two long tunnels, which lead to different stations in the town. One of these tunnels, at Lime-street, is 2,000 yards long; another, passing under Crown-street, 2,216 yards in length. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, value £250. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a modern building. The Baptists have a chapel, and there is a National school."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Edge Hill was a chapelry in the township of West Derby, in the parish of Walton on the Hill.

You can see the administrative areas in which Edge Hill has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

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View maps of Edge Hill and places within its boundaries.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ367904 (Lat/Lon: 53.406515, -2.953138), Edge Hill which are provided by:

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Edge Hill 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

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.