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The Parish of North Meols (which included Churchtown, Crossens, Marshside and Banks) has had its history dated back to pre-conquest days. Known then as Otegrimeles, it was held by Saxon Lords until the Norman Conquest. In between the sea and the great Martin Mere, the narrow strip of arable land that consituted North Meols passed on to William De Coudrey. The son of William De Coudrey, Robert, built the first Manor House in the Parish, Meols Hall, but the area remained isolated and thus was very slow developing. The cluster of cottages around the Church became known as Churchtown and was for many centuries the most populated area in North Meols.

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North Meols 'Old Photo' Library

Local History Books

External references & articles
Rimmer Family History
North Meols Families
Tarleton's Weekly News Letter 1940-1946
History of The County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster by Edward Baines, 1836
Local Genealogy & Pedigrees
Local History Groups
North Meols Family History Society
Mere Brow Local History Society
Birkdale & Ainsdale Historical Research Society
Leyland Historical Society
West Lancs Heritage Association
Heritage Trust for the North West
Liverpool & South West Lancs Family History Society
Lancashire Local History Federation