Kirkdale, Merseyside

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Kirkdale
Kirkdale is located in Merseyside
Kirkdale
Kirkdale
 Kirkdale shown within Merseyside
Population 15,653 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ337927
Metropolitan borough Liverpool
Metropolitan county Merseyside
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LIVERPOOL
Postcode district L4, L5, L20
Dialling code 0151
Police Merseyside
Fire Merseyside
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Liverpool Riverside
List of places
UK
England
Merseyside

Coordinates: 53°25′38″N 2°59′55″W / 53.4273°N 2.9986°W / 53.4273; -2.9986

Kirkdale is a district of Liverpool, Merseyside, England and a Liverpool City Council ward that covers both Kirkdale and Vauxhall. At the 2001 Census the population was recorded as 15,653.[1]

Description[edit]

Primarily Kirkdale is a working class area with mainly Victorian terraced houses. From 1885 to 1983 it was part of the Liverpool Kirkdale constituency.

Kirkdale is bordered by Bootle to the north, Walton and Everton to the east, and Vauxhall to the south.

Boundary Street was an ancient division between the township of Kirkdale and Liverpool before Liverpool's expansion took in Kirkdale in the 1860s and thus separates Kirkdale and Vauxhall.

Recently Kirkdale is now undergoing a large amount of regeneration, the old Easby estate has been demolished to make way for new 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties built by David Wilson Homes. These homes have been built for both local residents and people from elsewhere to move into the area.

Transport[edit]

There are three railway stations in the district, owing to its size and location near where the Merseyrail Northern Line branches diverge. The stations are: Bank Hall, located near the boundary with Bootle on the branch to Southport; Kirkdale station itself, serving the main housing area and Sandhills, a busy station acting as the Northern Line junction station.

Places of worship[edit]

There are several places of worship in Kirkdale.

St. Lawrence with St. Paul's, Kirkdale is the Church of England parish church. The parish boundary runs from the edge of Bootle to the north down until the edge of the Vauxhall area and to the edge of Walton in the east. St. Lawrence church joined with St. Paul's in 2002 when the parish of St. Paul with St. Mary's, Bootle, was split in two and brought into the Liverpool North Deanery, in Liverpool Diocese.[2] Liverpool Youth For Christ is currently based in The Shepherd Centre, a specially designed community centre attached to the St. Paul's building.[3]

The Catholic community is served by the Parish of St John and St John the Evangelist's Church, a Grade II listed building. The affiliated primary school is located across Sessions Road.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2001 Census: Kirkdale, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 10 January 2009 
  2. ^ Diocese of Liverpool 
  3. ^ Liverpool Youth For Christ 

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