In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Little Crosby like this:
CROSBY (Little), a township in Sephton parish, Lancashire; on the coast, 7½ miles NNW of Liverpool. Acres, 6, 241; of which 4, 430 are water. Real property, £4, 190. Pop., 418. Houses, 62. Crosby Hall is the seat of the Blundells. There is a Roman Catholic chapel.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Little Crosby, in Sefton and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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