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Chapelry History

Toxteth St Thomas,Warwick Street was built as a district church in the year 1840 and lay partly within the Walton on the Hill St Mary, Lancashire Ancient parish, and was also partly considered an extra-parochial tract within Liverpool.

There is some ambiguity as to the origin of the name, Toxteth. One theory is that the etymology is "Toki's landing-place". However, Toxteth is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and at this time, it appears as "Stochestede", i.e. "the stockaded or enclosed place", from the Anglo-Saxon stocc "stake" and Anglo-Saxon stede "place" (found in many English placenames, usually spelled stead).

The district of Toxteth lies within the borders of the ancient township of Toxteth Park.

As the area began to develop and become more urbanised, several places of worship were built to serve the growing community. The first church was St James's, in 1774. Other churches built here were later erected during the 19th century. These include St John the Baptist's, 1832; St Thomas's, 1840; St Barnabas's, 1841; St Clement's Windsor, 1841; St Matthew's, 1847; St Paul's, 1848; Holy Trinity, 1858; St Silas's, 1865; St Cleopas's, 1866; St Margaret's, 1869; Christ Church, 1870; St Philemon's, 1874; All Saints', 1884; St Gabriel's, 1884; St Agnes's, 1884; St Bede's, 1886; St Andrew's, 1893.

St Thomas Warwick Street chuch closed in 1937 and the parish was united in 1946 with St John the Baptist Park Road. This parish later merged to form the present Benefice of f St. John the Baptist with St. Thomas and St. Philemon with St. Silas became amalgamated and the church of St. Philemon became the parish church of the United Parish.
Toxteth Park, town and par., SW. Lancashire - par. (wholly within the parl. limits of Liverpool), 3598 ac. (1284 water), pop. 117,028; town, on S. side of Liverpool, 1500 ac., pop. 10,308.
John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)


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Probate records

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