St. John the Evangelist Church, Fountain Road, Kirkdale
Kirkdale shown within Merseyside
|Population||16,115 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||L4, L5, L20|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Liverpool Riverside|
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, increasing to 16,115 at the 2011 Census.
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. These homes have been built for both local residents and people from elsewhere to move into the area.
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
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. Liverpool Youth For Christ is currently based in The Shepherd Centre, a specially designed community centre attached to the St. Paul's building.
- April Ashley, model
- Bessie Braddock, politician
- James Campbell, artist
- William Connolly (VC), soldier
- Victor Grayson, politician
- James Hanley, novelist and playwright was born in Kirkdale in 1897
- Michael Holliday, singer
- Brian Jacques, author
- Steve McManaman, footballer
- Paul Reynolds, musician.
- Paul Smith, boxer
- Stephen Smith, boxer
- Liam Smith, boxer
- Callum Smith, boxer
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