Village and Buildings


Halewood Image Archive

This is intended to be as full a collection of Halewood archive photographs to found anywhere online or in local record offices. They have been collected from a variety of sources over the last 50 years. If they are to be used anywhere in the public domain, please drop me an email - I usually request acknowledgement of the website as copyright or source. Please do not use without any acknowledgement.

Halewood Then and Now

Here is a selection of archive photographs of the village, set up to view the same scene today as you roll the mouse over the picture - an interesting look at the village through its changes.


Listed Buildings

Halewood has numerous buildings of historical interest, with many fine houses and farms. However, many buildings, which today would be worthy of listing and protection such as Old Hutt, were swept away in the extensive post-war house building programme. Presently, there are only three buildings, plus a unique gravestone, deemed worthy of Grade II listed status.

Old Hutt

This article looks firstly at the complex manorial history of Hale and Halewood, before concentrating on the moated sites of the area. The Old Hutt was the former manorial seat of Hale, although it lay just inside the parish of Halewood. There is a brief look at the related site of Wright's Moat.

Halewood Farm, North End

Halewood Farm is one with a most unusual history, from its post-medieval origins to its development on the back of wealth amassed through significant participation in the slave trade, then through to modern times, where it has a link to that famous day at a Woolton village fete, where two aspiring musicians met for the first time.

Court Farm / Halewood Brewery

Now Court Farm Woods, situated at the end of Court Avenue, this site of the former Halewood Brewery and Court Farm was thought to be a possible medieval moated farm. However, excavations have revealed more surprising results of much earlier occupation. This is a detailed look at the site, its links to Okells Farm and Lyon's House, two academics of high reputation, and 'The Crazy Farmer of Halewood, Billy Grace.

Halewood Windmill

Halewood Mill was probably erected in the seventeenth century and may have replaced an earlier structure. It was a post mill in design and was situated in the centre of Halewood Common (or 'Halewood Green') on Church Road near Gerrards Lane. A nineteenth century painting of the mill has recently been discovered.

The Grange

The Grange was a large mansion house which stood on Higher Road, facing Wood Road. Built in the late 1870s, its isolated position and imposing appearance certainly had shades of Miss Haversham's Satis House in Great Expectations, especially to the impressionable children growing up in the vicinity. Several interesting characters lived there, including a local M.P., a shipping magnate, and the owner of a large chemical factory.

The Parish Workhouse

Halewood Parish Workhouse was a cottage in Wood Lane (later 'Workhouse Lane' and now Hollies Road) near the present site of Hollies Hall. It was part of the Old Poor Law system, in use from the 18th century until the introduction of the New Poor Law in the 1830s.

Other Buildings

War Memorial

The war memorial was erected in front of St Nicholas Church door in 1921 bearing the names of the 19 men of the parish who had lost their lives in the War. A further 28 names were added of those killed in the Second World War. Click here for more details.

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