Welcome to Halsall Parish Council

Halsall is a village in West Lancashire, located close to Ormskirk on the A5147 and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The parish has a population of 1,921 and covers an area of 28.31 square Kilometres. The church and much of the village stand on a rocky ridge, in marked contrast to the low-lying flat peat moss land between the ridge and the sand of Ainsdale and Birkdale.

Halsall is where the first sod was ceremonially dug, on 5 November 1770, by the Hon. Charles Mordaunt of Halsall Hall for the commencement of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and a sculpture just across the bridge from the Saracen’s Head pub now commemorates this.

he "Halsall Navvy" by Thompson Dagnall, situated near the Saracen's Head pub in Halsall, Lancashire, England, where the first sod was cut on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Halsall Navvy
Thompson Dagnall

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