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Liscard  Cheshire

 

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

LISCARD, a township and a chapelry in Wallasey parish, Cheshire. The township lies on the Mersey, about ½ a mile from Egremont steam-ferry station, and 2½ N by W of Birkenhead r. station; includes the village and chapelry of New Brighton; and has a post office‡ under Birkenhead. ...


Acres, 4,236; of which 3,340 are water. Real property, £33,731; of which £10 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 4,100; in 1861,5,625. Houses, 929. Much of the area is edificed with streets and terraces, or profusely gemmed with villas and other handsome residences; and is suburban to Birkenhead. Part of the edificed portion forms Liscard village, and part is conjoint with Egremont. There are four hotels, several considerable inns, a police-office, a bridewell, a public weighing machine, a water-tower, and a battery. An interesting feature in the rural part is the Liscard model farm, belonging to Harold Littledale, Esq.—The chapelry bears the name of Liscard-St. John, excludes the chapelry of New Brighton, and was constituted in 1831. Pop. in 1861,3,221. Houses, 562. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, not reported. Patrons, Trustees. The church is a handsome edifice in the Grecian style, and contains about 1,800 sittings. There are chapels for Independents, Quakers, Primitive Methodists, and Roman Catholics; national schools for boys, girls, and infants; Congregational schools for boys and girls; a Roman Catholic school; a working-men's club and reading-room; and a dispensary. The Roman Catholic chapel was built in 1854; is a handsome edifice; contains about 700 sittings; and has a cemetery attached. The Congregational schools were built in 1865, at a cost of £1,200; have a picturesque appearance; and are so arranged as to be available for lectures or public meetings, with accommodation for about 400 persons.

Liscard through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Liscard, in Wirral and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/3280

Date accessed: 08th December 2019


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