Halsall  Lancashire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Halsall like this:

HALSALL, a village, a township, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Ormskirk district, Lancashire. The village stands near the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 3 miles NW of Ormskirk r. station; is a scattered place; and has a post office under Ormskirk. The township includes also the hamlets of Barton and Haskeyne. ...

Acres, 6, 996. Real property, £10, 661. Pop., 1, 204. Houses, 196. The parish contains likewise the townships of DownHolland and Melling, and the chapelries of Maghull and Lydiate. Acres, 1, 658. Real property, £36, 268. Pop. in 185, , 510; in 186, , 672. Houses, 803. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Lady Scarisbrick. Good building stone is found; and a kind of moss exists which has been used for candles. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £3, 500.* Patron, H. H. Blundell, Esq. The church consists of nave, three aisles, and chancel, with tower and spire; contains a piscina, an effigies of a priest, and several mural monuments; and is in good condition. The p. curacies of Maghull, Melling, and Lydiate, are separate benefices. There are a national school for girls, an endowed school for boys, with £26, and other charities with £200.—The sub-district comprises Halsall and Down Holland Townships. Acres, 10, 470. Pop., 952. Houses, 329.

Halsall through time

Halsall is now part of West Lancashire district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Lancashire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Halsall itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Halsall in West Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd June 2021

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