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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


֍ 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


֍ Original chapel of St. Nicholas built


֍ Halewood Tithe Map and Apportionment Schedule completed


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


֍ St. Nicholas’ Chapel greatly enlarged


֍ Wesleyan Chapel was built at Halebank


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


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


֍ Halewood Village School built adjacent to the church


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


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


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


֍ ‘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


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


֍ 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


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


֍ Halewood Leisure Centre opened in Bailey’s Lane


֍ Appraisal of Halewood’s Conservation Area completed


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


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


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


֍ 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


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


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


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


֍ 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


֍ 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


֍ 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


֍ Halewood awarded £15.3m following Knowsley Council’s successful bid under Round 2 of the Government’s Levelling Up Fund – 18 January 2023
֍ Prescot’s Elizabethan Fayre took place in the town centre – 10 June 2023
֍ Serious Nonsense Festival celebrating Knowsley’s connections to Edward Lear to take place 11-13 August 2023

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