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Halewood

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HALEWOOD, a township in Childwall parish, and a chapelry partly also in Huyton parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the Garston and Warrington railway, near the river Mersey, 5½ miles E of Garston; includes the hamlet of Hale Bank; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Liverpool. Acres, 3, 759. Real property, £7,250. Pop. in 1851, 1,146; in 1861, 1,205. Houses, 219. The manor belongs to the Earl of Derby. The chapelry includes only part of the township, and was constituted in 1844. Pop. in 1861, 1,184. Houses, 214. Pop. of the part in H. township, 835. Houses, 149. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £300.* Patron, the Vicar of Childwall. The church was built in 1839, and enlarged in 1847; and is in the early English style. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Knowsley library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Halewood area is Knowsley.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"HALEWOOD, a township in the parish of Childwall, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 5 miles S. of Prescot, its post town. It is situated near the river Mersey, and the Manchester and Garston section of the London and North-Western railway has a station in the village. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £394 18s. 8d. The village is considerable. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Childwall. The church is a small ancient structure situated at Woolton."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Halewood was a township in the parish of Childwall.

You can see the administrative areas in which Halewood 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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History

Some information about the history of Halewood.

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Maps

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ463848 (Lat/Lon: 53.357265, -2.807554), Halewood which are provided by:

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Halewood 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.