Liverpool History Society Questions

A selection of Liverpool history questions submitted to the Liverpool History Society

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  1. Hello Margaret,

    I think Childwall was only a manor of Liverpool and not a Township so may not have had either a logo or Coat of Arms.

    The earliest recorded reference to Childwall was in the Domesday Book of 1086. “Four Radmans held Childwall as four Manors. There is half a hide. It was worth eight shillings. There was a priest, having half a carucate of land in frank almoign.”

    Childwall was known as Cileuuelle in the 1086 Domesday Book meaning 'a stream where youngsters meet' from the Old English words cild and wella. Historically the name has been recorded as Childewalle (1212 and 1332), Chaldewall (1238), Childwall (1261), Childewelle (1291), Chaldewal (1305) and Childewall (1354). Childwall was traditionally part of the West Derby Hundred. It was an urban district from the Local Government Act 1894 until it was annexed to Liverpool in 1913.

    All Saints' Church, Childwall, is the oldest church in Liverpool and still has a lively and full congregation to this date. Traditionally, Childwall is sometimes regarded in Liverpool as having a large Jewish community, but since the 1980s this has been in gradual decline. Many now live in Gateacre and Allerton.

    You could contact Jonathon Wild who has set up a web site about Childwall his email address is:


    Rob Ainsworth

    Programme Secretary/ Web Administrator
    Liverpool History Society

    Comment by Liverpool History | 17/04/2010 | Reply

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