The boundaries of this area encompass the nucleus of the original small fishing village. This pre-dated the suburban expansion of Heswall after the arrival of the railway in the late 19th century.

The heart of the original settlement can still be discerned and it retains much of the character of a typical English Village, including its church and rectory, public house, village hall, shops, along with groups of cottage-scale dwellings and former farm buildings, such as Lydiate Farm and The Old Smithy.

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