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Melling in Halsall

MELLING, a township-chapelry in Halsall parish, Lancashire; on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, adjacent to the river Alt, and to the East Lancashire railway, 1 mile SE of Maghull r. station, and 7 NNE of Liverpool. It has a postal letter-box under Liverpool. Acres, 2,120. Real property, £5,430; of which £100 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 662; in 1861, 728. Houses, 126. The chief landowners are Lord Skelmersdale, the Earl of Derby, and T. W. Blundell, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £120. Patron, the Rector of Halsall. The church was rebuilt in 1834; is in the pointed style; and contains several handsome tablets. There are a national school, with £25 a year from endowment, and a Roman Catholic school.

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


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "CUNSCOUGH, a chapelry in the parish of Halsall, in the county of Lancaster, 3 miles S. of Ormskirk. It is united with the township of Melling."

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  • "MELLING, (or Melling-cum-Cunscough), a township in the parish of Halsall, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 7 miles N.E. of Liverpool, its post town, and 6 S.W. of Ormskirk. The township, which is wholly agricultural, is situated on the Leeds and Liverpool canal. There are quarries of building stone. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, value £120, in the patronage of the Rector of Halsall. The church was rebuilt in 1834; and is dedicated to St. Mary. The parochial charities produce about £28 per annum, of which £25 goes to the National school for both sexes. There is also a Roman Catholic school. The tithes were commuted in 1837 for £505.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Melling was a township in the parish of Halsall.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Melling in Halsall 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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