Timeline – Stockbridge Village

 

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William the Conqueror’s Great Survey which resulted in the Domesday Book of 1086 being produced. The land that became Stockbridge Village was owned by the Thane, Uctred. This ownership later transferred to the de Lathom family

1086
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Stock Bridge was originally a wooden bridge which crossed the River Alt. It was named as a boundary as early as 1189

1189
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Isabel de Lathom married Sir John de Stanley and the lands passed to the Stanley line

1385
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In 1485, Thomas, Lord Stanley became 1st Earl of Derby. Later the Stanley family seat would be Knowsley Hall

1485
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Many local agricultural workers employed on the surrounding land of the Knowsley Park Estate

up to 20th Century
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Land purchased around Cantril Farm by Liverpool Corporation for development

1961
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First homes occupied on the new Cantril Farm estate, built on the Radburn design layout

1965
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Two new primary schools opened: St Albert's and St Brigid's

1968
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The Withens Shopping Centre opens

1970
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Original Cantril Farm Library opens (17th July 1971, with the official opening 13th Aug)

1971
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Cantril Farm in general decline

1980
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Visit by Michael Heseltine, Secretary of State for the Environment to assess the situation

1982
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Stockbridge Village Trust Ltd established
KMBC’s portion of Cantril Farm (two-thirds), re-named Stockbridge Village

1983
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Heatwaves Leisure Centre, The Withens, opens 8th September 1990

1990
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Original Cantril Farm/Stockbridge Village Library closes (28th Nov 1992)

1992
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New Stockbridge Village Library opens adjacent to Heatwaves, The Withens, 24th October

1993
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Stockbridge Village's council properties transferred to the Villages Housing Association

1995
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Heatwaves Leisure Centre closes (1st Dec 2009)

2009
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Regeneration of Stockbridge Village begins

2010
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New complex the 'Neighbourhood Centre' opens at The Withens connecting:
Stockbridge Village Primary School (following amalgamation)
New Stockbridge Village Library (opened 5th Sept 2011)
Stockbridge Leisure Centre combining gym, sports and leisure facilities

2011-2012
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Volair takes over running of all KMBC’s Leisure Centres including Stockbridge Village site

2016