Halsall is a village and civil parish in West Lancashire, England,
located close to
Ormskirk on the A5147 and Leeds and
As of 2011, the parish has a population of 2,057 and covers an area of
2,801 hectares (28.01 km2; 10.81 sq mi). The church
and much of the village stand on a rocky ridge, in marked contrast to
the low-lying flat peat mossland between the ridge and the sand of
Ainsdale and Birkdale.
Halsall there is one church dedicated to St. Cuthbert, which dates
from the 14th century, the Rector is the Rev. Paul Robinson. There is
a junior school, St Cuthbert's Church of
England Primary School with
around 140 pupils from age 4 to 11. The Saracen's Head is a large
public house on the banks of the canal. There is also a , a garage, a
financial adviser office (in what used to be the
Halsall Arms public
house) and a phone box. ], situated by the playing fields. The central
feature in the village is the war memorial located in front of the
church on what is now a traffic island.
Halsall Navvy by Thompson Dagnall
Halsall is where the first sod was ceremonially dug (on 5 November
1770, by the Hon. Charles Mordaunt of
Halsall Hall) for the
commencement of the Leeds and
Liverpool Canal, and a sculpture
Halsall Navvy" by Thompson Dagnall) just across the bridge from the
Saracen's Head pub now commemorates this.
Halsall Hall still stands,
but it is now divided into several houses.
Halsall built up from being a small farming settlement, and,
reflecting this background,much of the land area of
sparsely populated with many isolated dwellings. The land area (and
postal area) of
Halsall extends quite a way towards
Carr Moss Lane, to a point where the border is closer to Ainsdale
village centre than it is to Halsall.
The village has two bus stops, served by the 300 bus route, operated
by Arriva, travelling from
Southport (and the reverse).
Halsall railway station
Halsall railway station on the Liverpool,
Southport and Preston
Junction Railway was in service between 1887 and 1938.
Places adjacent to Halsall
Listed buildings in Halsall
^ "Usual Resident Population, 2011". Office for National Statistics.
Retrieved 24 January 2016.
Media related to
Halsall at Wikimedia Commons
Liverpool Canal in Halsall
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