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Hoylake, Cheshire

Historical Description

Hoylake, a town, a watering-place, and an ecclesiastical parish in West Kirby parish, Cheshire, 8 miles NW of Bir. kenhead. The town has a post, money order, and telegraph office (S.O.), and a station on the Wirral railway. It is governed by the Hoylake and West Kirby Local Board, and comprises the townships of Hoose and Little Meols. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1860. Population, 8803. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; net value, £270 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Chester. The church was built in 1834, and is in the Norman style. There is also a church at Little Meols, erected in 1891. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Presbyterian chapels, a masonic hall used for public meetings, concerts, &c., and a children's convalescent home.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCH47
Post TownWirral