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Halsall
Halsall
is a village and civil parish in West Lancashire, England, located close to Ormskirk
Ormskirk
on the A5147 and Leeds and Liverpool
Liverpool
Canal. 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).[1] 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
Ainsdale
and Birkdale. In Halsall
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
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
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
Halsall
Navvy by Thompson Dagnall

Halsall
Halsall
is where the first sod was ceremonially dug (on 5 November 1770, by the Hon. Charles Mordaunt of Halsall
Halsall
Hall) for the commencement of the Leeds and Liverpool
Liverpool
Canal, and a sculpture (" Halsall
Halsall
Navvy" by Thompson Dagnall) just across the bridge from the Saracen's Head pub now commemorates this. Halsall
Halsall
Hall still stands, but it is now divided into several houses. Halsall
Halsall
built up from being a small farming settlement, and, reflecting this background,much of the land area of Halsall
Halsall
is sparsely populated with many isolated dwellings. The land area (and postal area) of Halsall
Halsall
extends quite a way towards Ainsdale
Ainsdale
along 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 Liverpool
Liverpool
to Southport
Southport
(and the reverse). Halsall railway station
Halsall railway station
on the Liverpool, Southport
Southport
and Preston Junction Railway was in service between 1887 and 1938.

Places adjacent to Halsall

Birkdale Kew Scarisbrick

Ainsdale

Halsall

Ormskirk

Formby Downholland Aughton

See also[edit]

Lancashire
Lancashire
portal Listed buildings in Halsall

References[edit]

^ "Usual Resident Population, 2011". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Halsall
Halsall
at Wikimedia Commons The Leeds Liverpool
Liverpool
Canal in Halsall

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Geography of West Lancashire

Towns

Ormskirk Skelmersdale

Civil parishes

Aughton Bickerstaffe Bispham Burscough Dalton Downholland Great Altcar Halsall Hesketh-with-Becconsall Hilldale Lathom Lathom
Lathom
South Newburgh North Meols Parbold Rufford Scarisbrick Simonswood Tarleton Upholland Wrightington

Other villages and hamlets

Andertons Mill Appley Bridge Banks Barrow Nook Barton Bispham Green Downholland Cross Drummersdale Haskayne Hesketh Bank Holmes Holmeswood Hoscar Moss Hundred End Mere Brow Shirdley Hill Sollom Tarlscough Westhead Wrightington
Wrightington
Bar

Topography

Leeds and Liverpool
Liverpool
Canal Martin Mere
Martin Mere
(WWT Martin Mere) Mere Sands Wood River Douglas River Tawd West Lancashire
Lancashire
Coastal Plain

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