Hale  Lancashire


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

HALE, a village, a township, a chapelry, and a subdistrict in Childwall parish and Prescot district, Lancashire. The village stands on the coast of the Mersey, 2 miles S W of Halewood r. station, and 10 SE by E of Liverpool; is a picturesque and pleasant place, much frequented by pleasure parties from Liverpool; and has a post office‡ under Warrington. ...

The township comprises 1, 626 acres of land and 2, 165 of water. Real property, £3, 847. Pop., 6 48. Houses, 122. The manor belonged, in the time of William the Conqueror, to John de Ireland; and has descended from him to its present proprietor John Ireland Blackburne, Esq. Hale Hall, Mr. B. 's seat, was built, in 1674, by Sir Gilbert Ireland; has a recently erected front; and commands a fine view of the Mersey. A decoy pool, for catching wild fowl, is about ¼ of a mile from the village. The chapelry is more extensive than the township, and is of very ancient date. Pop., 1, 062. Houses, 202. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £105. * Patron, J. I. Blackburne, Esq. The church is a plain building, with aisles, porch, and tower. Charities, £15. John Middleton, known as ' ' the child of Hale, '' who was 9 feet 3 inches high, was born here in 1578, and died and was buried here in 1623.—The sub-district contains the townships of Hale, Speke, and Halewood. Acres, 13, 042. Pop., 2, 424. Houses, 430.

Hale through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hale, in Halton and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 29th May 2022

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