Much Woolton


WOOLTON, a village and a chapelry in Much-Woolton township, Childwall parish, Lancashire. The vi1lage stands 2 miles NNE of Garston r. station, and 5 SE of Liverpool; was anciently called Wolveton; comprises several streets; and has a post-office under Liverpool, a police station, and a mechanics' institution. The chapelry was constituted in 1828. Pop. in 1861, 3,538. Houses, 687. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £300. Patron, the Vicar of Childwall. The church was built in 1826. There are an Independent chapel of 1864, a Wesleyan chapel of 1834, a Unitarian chapel of about the end of the 16th century, a Roman Catholic chapel of 1861, national schools, a British school, and a Roman Catholic school.

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


Civil Registration

The Register Offices covering the Much Woolton area are Knowsley and Liverpool.



1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"MUCH-WOOLTON, a chapelry in the parish of Childwall, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 6½ miles S.E. of Liverpool, its post town. The village, which is extensive, contains numerous streets well lighted with gas. Much-Woolton, anciently called Wolveton, belonged to the Norris, Brettargh, Ireland, and Lathom families. Stone is quarried here to a great extent. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, value £220, in the patronage of the Vicar of Childwall. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is a modern stone structure. There are National schools for both sexes. Woolton Hall, the principal residence, is situated in a commanding position. The Marquis of Salisbury is lord of the manor. An annual wake is held at Woolton Green on Midsummer-day."


Historical Geography

In 1835 Much Woolton was a township in the parish of Childwall.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Much Woolton 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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