Sefton, Merseyside


Sefton, Merseyside

infobox UK place
country= England
latitude= 53.50403
longitude= -2.97143
official_name= Sefton
population=
metropolitan_borough= Sefton
region= North West England
metropolitan_county= Merseyside
constituency_westminster= Knowsley North and Sefton East
post_town= LIVERPOOL
postcode_district= L29
postcode_area= L
dial_code= 0151
os_grid_reference= SD356012

Sefton is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton in Merseyside, England. Located to the south west of Maghull and to the north east of Great Crosby, it is on the flood plain of the River Alt.

The name is thought to be derived from the Old Norse "sef", meaning "sedge" or "rushes" and "tún" meaning "farmstead". [citeweb|url=http://www.formbycivicsociety.org.uk/learning/full_article.asp?storyid=14|title=Vikings In Lancashire|work=Stephen Harding|date=4 March 2004|accessdate=16 November|accessyear=2007] In the past "Sephton" was an alternative spelling. [citeweb|url=http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=10889|title=Sefton, Lancashire|work=Gazetteer of the British Isles|publisher=A Vision of Britain Through Time|accessdate=21 October|accessyear=2005]

The Parish Church of St Helen (C of E) was first built around 1170 as the private chapel of the Molyneux family. [citeweb|url=http://www.merseyworld.com/seftonchurch/history.htm|title=Sefton St Helen's Church|work=merseyworld.com|accessdate=16 November|accessyear=2007]

References

External links

* [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=41291 British History Online - Sefton]
* [http://www.merseyworld.com/seftonchurch/ Sefton St.Helen's Church]
* [http://members.aol.com/ejcrig/ A Squire's Tale]


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