Ince Blundell


Ince Blundell

infobox UK place
country= England
latitude= 53.5236
longitude= -3.02567
official_name= Ince Blundell
population=
metropolitan_borough= Sefton
region= North West England
metropolitan_county= Merseyside
constituency_westminster= Knowsley North and Sefton East
post_town= LIVERPOOL
postcode_district= L38
postcode_area= L
dial_code= 0151
os_grid_reference= SD320034
map_type= Merseyside

Ince Blundell is a village in the borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England. It is situated to the north of Liverpool on the A565 road and to the east of the village of Hightown. There are two associated hamlets of Lady Green and Carr Houses.

History

Ince Blundell is probably the oldest settlement within the borough of Sefton.citeweb|url=http://www.inceblundellvillage.co.uk/|title=Introduction|work=inceblundellvillage.co.uk|accessdate=15 November|accessyear=2007]

The name Ince comes from "Hinne" a Celtic word meaning "island in the marsh". ] This name bears evidence to Ince lying on a sandy ridge in the Alt valley, a place that in the past had been marshland.

In the 14th century, John Blundell, whose family were the predominant landowners in the area, added his surname to Ince. This was to distinguish it from the Ince in Cheshire and Ince-in-Makerfield near Wigan.citeweb|url=http://www.ibhnursinghome.com/File/ince_blundell_hall.php|title=History|work=Blundell Hall Nursing Home|accessdate=15 November|accessyear=2007]

Built from 1720, Ince Blundell Hall was the home of the Blundells of Ince, who became the Weld-Blundells until 1959. It is now a nursing home run by the Canonesses of Saint Augustine.

Description

The local pubs are called the Weld Blundell and the Red Squirrel - named after the red squirrel reserve in the nearby town of Formby. There is a social club located at the Village Hall.

In 2006 and 2007, Ince Blundell entered the North West In Bloom competition, part of the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom campaign. [citeweb|url=http://www.inceblundellvillage.co.uk/Village%20in%20Bloom.htm|title=Village In Bloom|work=inceblundellvillage.co.uk|accessdate=15 November|accessyear=2007]

tatues

Ince Blundell Hall is noted for the collection of marble statues from Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece. They were collected by the Blundell family over generations and housed in the purpose built Garden Temple, a scaled-down version of the Pantheon. The sculptures are now located in Liverpool Museum and the city's Walker Art Gallery, ] including two from Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli.

ee also

* Ince, in the borough of Ellesmere Port and Neston, Cheshire
* Ince-in-Makerfield, in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester

References

External links

* [http://www.inceblundellvillage.co.uk Ince Blundell Village website]
* [http://www.ibhnursinghome.com Ince Blundell Hall]
* [http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.cgi?client=public&X=332000.196177827&Y=403500.751035937&scale=10000&width=700&height=400&gride=332078.196177827&gridn=403569.751035937&lang=&db=freegaz&coordsys=gb MultiMap Aerial Photograph]
* [http://www.hughhudson.net regarding the celebrated Ince Hall Virgin and Child]


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