Halewood Local History Pages

Sources for Research


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Books

Centerary of Halewood Parish Church

by James Eccles

Very limited run in 1939, now very rare.
Click here for a pdf version

NB If this will not open (eg 'file is damaged message appears'), right click on the book cover left, and 'save link as' or 'save target as' to your computer, then double click on the file to open in the usual way. The file is not damaged.


The Effects of Enclosure on Nineteenth Century Halewood

The enclosure movement was an integral part of the Agricultural Revolution. In many areas of the country the effects were sweeping and the landscape, the system of farming, and the local society were effected, sometimes to an overwhelming extent. Halewood was enclosed during the first decade of the nineteenth century. To what extent was Halewood Township affected? Was the common land lost here as it was in so many other townships and parishes? How were the locals affected?
This downloadable copy of this thesis hopes to answer these questions and was written by Mike Royden.

NB If this will not open (eg 'file is damaged message appears'), right click on the book cover left, and 'save link as' or 'save target as' to your computer, then double click on the file to open in the usual way. The file is not damaged.


Halewood Township: A Community in the Early Eighteenth Century


by Janet Hollinshead

from the Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, vol 130, 1981
An early study of the township by respected local author, President of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire and now retired University lecturer in History, Dr Janet Hollinshead. An interesting and informative account of what society was like in Halewood in the early years of the 18th century.


Halewood Village: A short history



by The Halewood History Group

A small group of interested locals was set up under a Workers Educational tutor in the Derrick Adams Centre (the old school house buildings) in the early 1980s. This informal booklet was the result of their researches.


The Old Hutte at Halewood


by Charles Hand


A short study made in 1914, typical of other penny pamphlets published by Charles Hand and others on local topics largely before the Great War. Limited in research, but an interesting observation. Not a definitive account however as much work has been carried out to the present. Copies now extremely rare.


The Hutte in Halewood


by J. Paul Rylands


A short study br J.P. Rylands contained in Phillips, N.G. The Old Halls of Lancashire and Cheshire, London published in (1893).


Old Hutt In Halewood


by C. Poole


A section reprinted from 'Old Widnes and its Neighbourhood' by Charles Poole published in 1906.


The Origins of the Irelands of Hale


by William Fergusson Irvine


A paper reprinted from the Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, vol 16, 1900, pp.139-146.



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