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Childwall Priory Farm

HISTORY OF CHILDWALL - Discover the History of Childwall through the Official website detailing its past history! See rare photographs and film from the last 100 years and discover long lost places of Childwall that are no longer with us. Take the tour of the area to review the past.

 

Childwall was known as Cileuuelle in the 1086 Domesday Book meaning 'a stream where youngsters meet' from the Old English words cild and wella.  

 

"that there was one priest there, holding one carucate of land (about 50 acres)."This, however, was not for his own use but for the poor of the parish, extending to the Mersey from Garston, to past Hale.  Childwall then became attached to to the Priory of Lancaster which Roger founded as the cell of the Abbey."

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HISTORY OF THE ROPEWALKS  - The Ropewalks of Liverpool website features not only past information on the background of the ropewalks, but also to highlight some of the historical buildings being demolished for regeneration.

 

The name is derived from the craft of rope-making for sailing ships that dominated the area until the 19th century. It is characterised by its long, straight streets running parallel to each other. The streets were built in this way to allow rope manufacturers to lay the ropes out lengthways during production.

 

There are a number of historic warehouse buildings and it owes much of its character to the rope-making industry.