Names from historical writing:

The following appear as names for Liverpool. Follow the links for what the author actually said:

Name Author Source
LEVERPOOL Daniel Defoe A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain, divided into circuits or journies (London: JM Dent and Co, 1927).
LEVERPOOLE Celia Fiennes Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary (London: Field and Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, 1888).
LIDERPOLE John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
LIFERPOLE John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
LIRPOOLE William Camden Britain, or, a Chorographicall Description of the most flourishing Kingdomes, England, Scotland, and Ireland (London: George Bishop and John Norton, 1610).
LITHEPOOL John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
LITHERPOOLE William Camden Britain, or, a Chorographicall Description of the most flourishing Kingdomes, England, Scotland, and Ireland (London: George Bishop and John Norton, 1610).
John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
LIVERPOL John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
LIVERPOOL John Bartholomew Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887).
John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
LIVERPOOLE Daniel Defoe A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain, divided into circuits or journies (London: JM Dent and Co, 1927).
LIWER POLE William Camden Britain, or, a Chorographicall Description of the most flourishing Kingdomes, England, Scotland, and Ireland (London: George Bishop and John Norton, 1610).

NB: These variant names come from our collections of historical travel writing and descriptive gazetteers:

  • The above links take you to the first reference to this particular version of the name within a book of travel writing, or to the relevant gazetteer entry.
  • Some names may derive from research by antiquarian writers such as William Camden and Thomas Pennant into the Roman, Saxon and medieval names of places. Their claims are not always supported by modern place-name researchers.
  • References by travel writers to the place using its "normal" name are not included. Descriptive gazetteer entries are included only if the name does not appear anywhere else.

  • Names for administrative units:

    These names were used for units associated with Liverpool. Click on the links for details of the units and their names:

    Name Unit Type Source
    00BY District/Unitary Authority Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
    ABERCROMBIE Constituency (PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    EAST TOXTETH Constituency (PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    EXCHANGE Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    Constituency (PBDivCon/BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    Registration sub-District 1911 Census of England and Wales, Table 5, 'Registration Counties, Districts and Sub-districts with their constituent civil parishes. - Urban or Rural District in which each parish is situated; Area; families or separate occupiers, and population, 1901 and 1911; and population enumerated in Institutions, large establishments, and on vessels, &c., 1911'.
    KIRKDALE Constituency (PBDivCon/BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    LIVERPOOL 1841 Occupation reporting area 1841 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Occupation Abstract'.
    Ancient District (Borough) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 679.
    Archdeaconry F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 862.
    Constituency (PBCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    Diocese F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 867.
    District/Unitary Authority Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
    Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 180.
    Local Government District (MB/CB) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 680.
    Nuts Unit Level 3 European Commission, Eurostat Website: GISCO database
    Parish-level Unit (CP/AP/Ch) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 180.
    Poor Law Union/Reg. District (PLPar/RegD) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 682.
    Rural Deanery F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 867.
    Sanitary District (USD) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 685.
    Urban Labour Market Great Britain Historical GIS Project
    LIVERPOOL ABERCROMBIE Constituency (PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    LIVERPOOL ABERCROMBY Constituency (PBDivCon) F.W.S. Craig (ed.), British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918 (London: The Macmillan Press Ltd, 1974)
    LIVERPOOL ALL SAINTS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ALL SOULS SPRINGWOOD Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL AND BOOTLE Urban Labour Market Ministry of Labour, Local Unemployment Index (Ministry of Labour)
    LIVERPOOL AND DISTRICT Urban Labour Market Ministry of Labour, Labour Gazette (H.M.S.O.)
    LIVERPOOL EAST TOXTETH Constituency (PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    LIVERPOOL EDGE LANE ST MARK Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL EXCHANGE Constituency (PBDivCon/BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    LIVERPOOL HOLY INNOCENTS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL HOLY TRINITY Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL INCLUDING BOOTLE Urban Labour Market Ministry of Labour, Labour Gazette (H.M.S.O.)
    LIVERPOOL KIRKDALE Constituency (PBDivCon/BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    LIVERPOOL NORRIS GREEN CHRIST CHURCH Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL NORRIS GREEN ST CHRISTOPHER Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL NORTH Rural Deanery F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 867.
    LIVERPOOL OUR LADY AND ST NICHOLAS Parish-level Unit (CP/AP/Ch) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 180.
    LIVERPOOL OUR LADY AND ST NICHOLAS WITH ST ANNE Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL PRINCES PARK ALL SAINTS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL RIVERSIDE Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    LIVERPOOL SCOTLAND Constituency (BCon/PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    LIVERPOOL SCOTLAND EXCHANGE Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    LIVERPOOL SOUTH Rural Deanery F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 867.
    LIVERPOOL ST AIDAN Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST ALBAN BEVINGTON Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST ANDREW Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL STANLEY ST PAUL Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL ST ANNE Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST ANNE WITH ST STEPHEN Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST BARNABAS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST BARTHOLOMEW Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST BRIDE Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST BRIDE WITH ST SAVIOUR Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST CATHERINE Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST COLUMBA Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST DAVID Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST JAMES THE LESS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST JOHN Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST LUKE Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST MARK Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL ST MARY DEL KEY Parish-level Unit (CP/AP/Ch) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 180.
    LIVERPOOL ST MARY MAGDALENE Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 181.
    LIVERPOOL ST MATTHEW Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL ST MATTHIAS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL ST MICHAEL Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL ST NICHOLAS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 180.
    Parish-level Unit (CP/AP/Ch) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 180.
    LIVERPOOL ST PAUL Ecclesiastical Parish (EExP/EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL ST PETER AND ST NICHOLAS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 180.
    Parish-level Unit (CP/AP/Ch) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 180.
    LIVERPOOL ST PETER WITH ST AMBROSE AND ALL SAINTS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL ST PHILIP Ecclesiastical Parish (EExP/EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL ST SAVIOUR Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL ST SILAS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL ST SILAS WITH ST COLUMBA AND ST SIMON Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL ST SIMON Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL ST STEPHEN Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL ST STEPHEN WITH ST CATHERINE Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL ST TITUS Ecclesiastical Parish (EP) F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 182.
    LIVERPOOL TOXTETH Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    LIVERPOOL WAVERTREE Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    LIVERPOOL WEST TOXTETH Constituency (PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    MERSEYSIDE AND PRESCOT Urban Labour Market Ministry of Labour, Labour Gazette (H.M.S.O.)
    RIVERSIDE Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    SCOTLAND Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    Constituency (BCon/PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    TOXTETH Constituency (PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    Constituency (BCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    Constituency (PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)
    UKD52 Nuts Unit Level 3 European Commission, Eurostat Website: GISCO database
    WEST TOXTETH Constituency (PBDivCon) Richard H.A. Cheffins, Parliamentary Constituencies and their registers since 1832 (London: The British Library, 1998)

    NB: These are all the names of all the administrative units which we have associated with Liverpool, and you must judge whether all or even any of them are variant names for the place. They may well include the names of other locations or areas:

    • For cities, the associated administrative units will usually include parishes, especially ecclesiastical parishes, one of whose names is the name of the city followed by a saint's dedication, with just the saint's name as another variant. Parish names will sometimes also include "places" within towns.
    • Districts usually contain more than one settlement, and some districts had their names changed to take the name of a completely different settlement. As we link each administrative unit to just one of our "places", usually the last place the unit was named after, in these cases the name for a completely different place will appear on this page.
    • Similarly, a unit may sometimes be named after a particular settlement it contains and sometimes to indicate its location within a higher level unit. This was very common among British parliamentary constituencies in rural areas, one name referring to their main town and another indicating that they were in, say, the southern part of the relevant county.

    Every name listed here is linked to the particular historical source in which it appears, but we cannot claim that these are all the historical names of Liverpool, or that our references are to the first usage of the names. Similarly, we have tried to ensure that names included here are not transcription errors by ourselves, but it is possible they are the result of errors made when the historical sources were printed, or the result of visiting authors or census officials mis-hearing local names.

    How to reference this page:

    GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Liverpool in Lancashire | Place names, A Vision of Britain through Time.

    URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/243/names

    Date accessed: 12th December 2017