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North Meols, Lancashire

Historical Description

Meols, North, a township and a parish in Lancashire. The township contains the town of Southport and the hamlets of Marshside, Crossens (now incorporated in the borough of Southport), and Banks. Acreage, 17,421, of which 8954 are foreshore; population, 43,026. North Meols Hall, standing in a park of 30 acres, is the property of the Hesketh family. The parish contains also the township of Birkdale, and comprises 10,682 acres of land and 10,552 of foreshore; population, 55,413. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Liverpool; gross value, £550 with residence. The parish church stands at Churchtown; consists of nave, aisles, and chance], with tower and spire; and contains monuments to the Heskeths and the Fleetwoods. The original church was built in the time of William the Conqueror. See SOUTHPORT.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLancashire 
Ecclesiastical parishNorth Meols St. Cuthbert 
HundredWest Derby 
Poor Law unionOrmskirk 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Lancashire Archives, have images of the Parish Registers for Lancashire online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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