The ancient parish of North Meols is located to the north and east of Southport. North Meols included Crossens, Marshside and Churchtown in the north of Southport, and then extended east towards Preston to encompass the rural villages of Banks, Far Banks and Hundred End, Mere Brow and Holmes in West Lancashire. It was bounded to the south by the Martin Mere wetland.

Churchtown Village Trail

A guide to the historic village of Churchtown.

A brief history of North Meols

A brief history of North Meols


Books and other publications about North Meols and its surroundings


A selection of historic and modern maps covering the North Meols area

West Lancs Railway

A short look at Southport’s now lost rail links with Preston

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