Timeline – Halewood

 

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Disputes begin over the manor lands between the Holland and Ireland families

13th Century
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Halewood now a separate township from Hale

15th Century
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The manor of Halewood became part of the dower of Charlotte, Countess of Derby

1628
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Halewood still divided between two manors: The Ireland portion held by the Ireland-Blackburnes and the Holland portion by the Earl of Derby

19th Century
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Halewood crossed by two separate railway links

19th Century
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Original Chapel of St. Nicholas built

1839
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Halewood Parish formed from the civil parishes of Huyton and Childwall

1844
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St. Nicholas' Chapel greatly enlarged

1847
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Wesleyan Chapel was built at Halebank

1861
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St. Nicholas' Chapel becomes a rectory and a true Parish Church

1868
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Halewood Village School built next door to the church

1876
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The 'Ireland' portion of Halebank becomes part of the Widnes Corporation

1920
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Land in Halewood North End and part of Halebank held by the 17th Earl of Derby, sold to Liverpool Corporation

1930
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Housing estates including tower blocks built to cater for the surge in the population

1950s
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Ford Motor Company plant completed at Halewood but in the building of the plant, two ancient moated sites were destroyed: the Old Hutt and Wrights Moat

1963
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Halewood became part of the newly created Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley.

1974
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Halewood Leisure Centre opened in Bailey's Lane

2002
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Ford sells Jaguar and Land Rover to India-based Tata Group, the merged company name becoming Jaguar Land Rover

2008
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Halewood Centre for Learning opened in The Avenue, Wood Road

2009
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Leather's Lane area regeneration: opening of Halewood Shopping Centre alongside a new bus terminus. Also adjacent in Roseheath Drive, The Halewood Centre combining various Knowsley Council services (including Halewood Library), NHS Knowsley and various commercial services including the Post Office

2012
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Change of name for Halewood Centre for Learning School to Halewood Academy

2013