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Encyclopedia > Crosby, Merseyside

Crosby shown within Merseyside
OS grid reference SJ320999
Metropolitan borough Sefton
Metropolitan county Merseyside
Region North West
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district L23
Dialling code 0151
Police Merseyside
Fire Merseyside
Ambulance North West
European Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Crosby
List of places: UKEnglandMerseyside

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Crosby is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, on Merseyside, England. It covers a string of settlements along the Irish Sea coast, often regarded as an outlying suburb of the city of Liverpool and around 6 miles (10 km) north of the city centre. Sefton is a metropolitan borough on Merseyside, North West England. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Relief map of the Irish Sea. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ...


Geography and administration

Civic history

Crosby was formed as a Municipal Borough in 1937 by the merger of the urban districts of Great Crosby, Little Crosby and Waterloo with Seaforth from the administrative county of Lancashire. It became part of the new Metropolitan Borough of Sefton on 1 April 1974. A borough is a political division originally used in England. ... In the British Isles an urban district was a type of local government district which covered an urbanised area. ... Great Crosby, commonly known as just Crosby is a town in Sefton, Merseyside, North West England. ... Little Crosby is a small village on Merseyside, North West England. ... Waterloo with Seaforth was an Urban District in the administrative county of Lancashire until 1937 when it was annexed to the municipal borough of Crosby, Merseyside. ... The division into counties is one of the larger divisions of England. ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Sefton is a metropolitan borough on Merseyside, North West England. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...

Parliamentary representation

Crosby forms part of the appropriately named Crosby parliamentary constituency in its own right. The MP for Crosby since 1997 has been Claire Curtis-Thomas, a member of the Labour Party Crosby is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... CCT has the second highest expenses account of all the Mps in Britians. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ...



The town has Viking roots in common with Formby further to the north. Crosby was known as Krossabyr[1] in Old Norse, meaning "village with the cross".[2] The settlement was recorded in the Domesday Book as Crosebi, and by the year 1212 had become Crosseby.[2] For other uses, see Viking (disambiguation). ... , Formby is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton in Merseyside, England. ... Old Norse is the Germanic language spoken by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until about 1300. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ...


There are two popular independent schools in the area, Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby and St Mary's College. There are also several Comprehensive schools, including Chesterfield High School, Holy Family Catholic High School, St. Michael's Church of England High School (formerly Manor High Secondary School) and Sacred Heart Catholic College (formerly Sacred Heart Catholic High School). See also Merchant Taylors School, Northwood. ... St Marys College, Liverpool is an independent Roman Catholic day school for boys and girls aged 11-18. ... Chesterfield High School is a specialist Sports & ICT secondary school located in Crosby, Merseyside and officially opened on March 18th 1974, with the first official academic year starting in September 1974. ... For the high school in Victoria, Minnesota with the same name, see Holy Family Catholic High School (Victoria, Minnesota). ... St Michaels Church of England High School (formerly known as Manor High School) is a comprehensive school located in Crosby, Merseyside. ... Sacred Heart Catholic College is a school in Crosby, Merseyside, England, with specialist status in Mathematics and ICT. It was created from the amalgamation of Seafield Convent Grammar and St Bedes Secondary Modern and was, until recently, known as Sacred Heart Catholic High School. ...

Places of interest

The town environs include several miles of beach, a marina, a number of parks and a large area of woodland known as Ince Woods. Crosby is home to the Carnegie Library built with donations from the American steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. Distinctive buildings in Crosby Village include Central Buildings, Crown Buildings and the two pubs, Yates's and The Village. Image File history File links CroabyBeach. ... Angel of the North Antony Gormley (born 1950) is an English sculptor, best known as the creator of Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead. ... A portion of the installation showing the relation between three of the figures Another Place is a piece of modern sculpture by Antony Gormley. ... Crosby Beach is part of the Merseyside coastline at Crosby north of Liverpool in the Borough of Sefton. ... Crosby Beach is part of the Merseyside coastline at Crosby north of Liverpool in the Borough of Sefton. ... A small marina at Brixham, Devon, England. ... Andrew Carnegie (last name pronounced IPA: )[1] (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish industrialist, businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of Pittsburghs Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel. ...


The Football Club Marine AFC and Rugby Football Club Waterloo RFC are based in the area. Crosby is also home to Crosby Swimming Club, a member of the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA). Marine Football Club are a football club who play in Crosby, Merseyside. ... Official website www. ...

Set in Moor Park, one of the most picturesque parts of Crosby, is the Northern Club, a multi-sport club featuring cricket, hockey, bowls, squash and snooker and tennis. Moor Park is one of the most picturesque residential areas of Crosby on Merseyside. ... The Northern Club, located in Crosby on north Merseyside, was founded in 1859, originally as a cricket club also playing bowls. ...

Crosby Marina is the home of Crosby Sailing Club and is open to all dinghy sailors of any ability or experience. The marina is also a venue for the Scout and Guide sailing club. Dinghy of the schooner Adventuress A dinghy is a small utility boat attached to a larger boat. ...

Notable residents

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See also

Crosby Beach is part of the Merseyside coastline at Crosby north of Liverpool in the Borough of Sefton. ... Great Crosby, commonly known as just Crosby is a town in Sefton, Merseyside, North West England. ... Little Crosby is a small village on Merseyside, North West England. ...


  1. ^ Wirral & West Lancashire 1100th Viking Anniversary. University of Nottingham. Retrieved 14 February 2008
  2. ^ a b Formby Civic Society: Vikings In Lancashire. Stephen Harding. Retrieved 14 February 2008

External links

  Results from FactBites:
Crosby, Merseyside - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (522 words)
Crosby is a suburban area and Parliamentary Constituency of Sefton, Merseyside, North West England.
Crosby covers an area of settlements and is situated along the Irish Sea coast, between 5 and 7 miles north of Liverpool city centre.
Crosby was formed as a Municipal Borough in Lancashire in 1937 by the merger of the urban districts of Great Crosby and Waterloo with Seaforth.
Crosby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (228 words)
Bob Crosby - an American bandleader and singer.
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