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13th Century

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

15th Century

֍ Halewood now a separate township from Hale

1628

֍ The manor of Halewood became part of the dower of Charlotte, Countess of Derby

19th Century

֍ Halewood still divided between two manors: The Ireland portion held by the Ireland-Blackburnes and the Holland portion by the Earl of Derby
֍ Halewood crossed by two separate railway links

1839

֍ Original chapel of St. Nicholas built

1843

֍ Halewood Tithe Map and Apportionment Schedule completed

1844

֍ Halewood Parish formed from part of the civil parishes of Huyton and Childwall

1847

֍ St. Nicholas’ Chapel greatly enlarged

1861

֍ Wesleyan Chapel was built at Halebank

1868

֍ St. Nicholas’ Chapel becomes a rectory and a true Parish Church

1874

֍ Halewood Railway Station opens on Bailey’s Lane – May 1874

1876

֍ Halewood Village School built adjacent to the church

1920

֍ The ‘Ireland’ portion of Halebank becomes part of the Widnes Corporation

1930

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

1938

֍ Horses’ Rest site relocated to Lodge Farm, Halewood (this later became RSPCA Liverpool Animal Centre)

1942

֍ ‘Blackie’ the war horse that served his officer owner in the Royal Field Artillery in France and Belgium during the Great War is buried at RSPCA Animal Centre, Higher Road

1950s

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

1963

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

1974

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

2002

֍ Halewood Leisure Centre opened in Bailey’s Lane

2005

֍ Appraisal of Halewood’s Conservation Area completed

2007

֍ Everton F.C.’s new training ground USM Finch Farm, off Finch Lane and Higher Road opens – 9th October 2007

2008

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

2009

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

2012

֍ Leather’s Lane area regeneration: opening of Halewood Shopping Centre alongside a new bus terminus
֍ In Roseheath Drive, The Halewood Centre opens combining various Knowsley Council services including Halewood Library, NHS Knowsley, Post Office and various commercial services

2013

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

2016

֍ Council-owned Volair Limited takes over running of all KMBC’s leisure centres including Volair Halewood in Bailey’s Lane

2019

֍ RSPCA branch at Higher Road, Halewood, closes – May 2019

2020

֍ Halewood Community Police Station, Leather’s Lane re-opens following refurbishment – 29th January 2020
֍ The whole year 2020 was dominated by the Coronavirus COVID-19. Working from home or being on furlough became the new normal, together with social distancing measures and the wearing of face coverings

2021

֍ Approval granted to build 1,300 homes on the fields off Bailey’s Lane and Greensbridge Lane, including on the former RSPCA site – 11th February 2021

2022

֍ Plantation Primary School, Hollies Road, to be expanded to accommodate the expected increase in pupil numbers due to the current Halewood housing development – September 2022֍ Levelling-up bid submitted to the government to extend Halewood town centre, greenspace and leisure facilities

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